Kamal Nath in SC against EC, wants his star campaigner tag back

A writ petition has been filed by Congress Leader and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath before the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Election Commission of India, delisting him as star pracharak of his party, alleging it as illegal and in violation of his and INC’s Constitutional & statutory rights.

Kamal Nath has challenged the Order of Oct 30, of the Election Commission whereby his name was removed from the list of ‘star campaigners’ of the Indian National Congress on the ground of repeated violation of Model Code of Conduct and advisories of the ECI.

He submits that the impugned Order is illegal, arbitrary, unreasoned, passed in complete violation of basic canons of natural justice and in negation of fairplay and therefore, deserves to be quashed. Further, no notice has been issued to him with regard to the impugned Order in complete violation of principles of natural injustice.

In its three-page Order the ECI said, Kamal Nath is “breaching the ethical and dignified behaviour” and his status of leader of political party (star campaigner) was being revoked for repeated MCC violations and for completely disregarding the advisory issued to him.

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