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Q. PIL

Respected Sir/Madam

I would be grateful if you could answer some of my queries regarding Public Interest Litigation. I had sent following suggestions to Election Commission of India:

Election Commission of India should issue following guidelines to the political party in power regarding election manifesto:
(a) While contesting the election, the political party in power should submit an affidavit, to the election commission, of the status of the promises mentioned in the manifesto for the previous election.
(b) The political party in power should publish the affidavit along with the current election manifesto.

(Please find the attached PDF herewith for more details)

According to supreme court's judgement, there is no any provision in law which makes promises made in the manifesto enforceable against a political party. Hence, the best ECI can do is to ask the political party in power, while contesting the election, to submit an affidavit of the status of the promises mentioned in the manifesto for the previous election. These guidelines will be helpful to make political parties more responsible while making election manifesto promises as they will have to put their status in public domain while contesting for following election.

But the Election Commission of India has refused to accept my suggestions (Please find the attached file of letter received from Election Commission of India). There does not appear to be any sound reason for non-incorporation of the said suggestions. In fact, the said guidelines would enable voters to choose and decide effectively.

I request you to let me know if I can file a PIL to direct ECI to implement these guidelines. Is this issue valid for filing a PIL? If yes, kindly let me know if you can file a PIL for me, its procedure and your fees.

With kind regards,
Dr. Akshay Bajad
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A. I have already sent you a reply in this regard.you already have my details. If u are really interested, you can proceed further.

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Nirmal Chopra

Experience: 20 Year(s)

Responded 10 months ago

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A. Hello Sir

You can not ask election commission for the promises made by the political parties. The Role of Election commission is confined to the fair and transparent election process so there is no ground for making the election commission as a party. As far as the manifesto is concerned it was a road map by the political parties and although the parties are bound to fulfill their commitments but we can not question political parties. But you can file PIL against the political parties and Union Of India as one of the main respondent . U can consult for more details

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GANESH SHARMA

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Responded 10 months ago

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Ram Pandey

Experience: 1 Year(s)

Replied 10 months ago

Sir, I am not asking the political parties to fulfill the promises made in election manifesto. I am just asking to submit an affidavit of the status of the promises to ECI and make it public. It will enable voters to choose and decide effectively. It is a part of fair and transparent election process. But you are right, I can't make election commission as a party.

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