Candidates need to declare criminal antecedents before contesting an election: SC
A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that citizens have a right to be informed about the antecedents of their candidates.
The verdict was unanimously passed.
The verdict was pronounced on a batch of pleas raising a question whether lawmakers facing criminal trial can be disqualified from contesting elections at the stage of framing of charges against them.
The verdict was reserved on August 28.