Supreme Court Denies YSR Congress Plea on Postal Ballot Norms

The Supreme Court declined to consider a plea from the YSR Congress Party challenging the Election Commission's relaxation of postal ballot norms for Andhra Pradesh. A vacation bench upheld the decision of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, suggesting the party pursue an election petition to raise their contentions.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 03-06-2024 12:56 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 12:56 IST
Supreme Court Denies YSR Congress Plea on Postal Ballot Norms
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The Supreme Court on Monday decided against entertaining a plea by the YSR Congress Party, which contested the relaxation of postal ballot norms for Andhra Pradesh as sanctioned by the Election Commission.

Justices Aravind Kumar and Sandeep Mehta, addressing a vacation bench, stated that under the specific facts and circumstances presented, the Court saw no reason to interfere with the standing order issued on June 1 by the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

The YSR Congress Party had argued against the High Court's dismissal of their petition, which had left them with the option to pursue their concerns through an election petition. The party contended that the May 30 circular by the Election Commission, which eased the attestation norms for postal ballots in Andhra Pradesh, was discriminatory towards the state.

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