Monstrosity of Winnability

“When criminality enters into the grass-root level as well as at the higher levels there is a feeling that ‘monstrosity’ is likely to wither away the multitude and eventually usher in a dreadful fear that would rule supreme creating an incurable chasm in the spine of the whole citizenry” [Hon’ble Justice Dipak Misra, 05.02.2015]. In […]

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Unwitty Election Petitions

Section 83(1)(a) of The Representation of the People Act, 1951 reads as follows: “An election petition shall contain a concise statement of the material facts on which the petitioner relies”. In Ashraf Kokkur v. Abdul Khader, (2015) 1 SCC 129 it was considered that the Concise Oxford Dictionary has defined ‘concise’ as “giving a lot […]

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Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Election

Order XXXIX of The Supreme Court Rules, 1966 deals with Election Petitions under Part III of The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952. In Purno Agitok Sangma v. Pranab Mukherjee, (2013) 2 SCC 239 the Petitioner questioned the Election of the Respondent as the President of India under Article 71 of the Constitution read with Order […]

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