SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Ban on Roadshows, Bike Rallies During Polls
The petitioner, a former Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh, was seeking a ban on roadshows and bike rallies on grounds that it would be violate the Election Commission guidelines as it would cause environmental damage.
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a former DGP of Uttar Pradesh seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India to ban roadshows and bike rallies during polls.
"We are not inclined to entertain this," a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepka Gupta told advocate Virag Gupta, who was appearing for petitioners Vikram Singh and Shaivika Agrawal.
Singh, a former Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh, said in his petition that the roadshows and bike rallies violate EC's instructions and cause damage to the environment.
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