Ex-Judges Urge President to Follow Democratic Precedent Amidst 2024 Election Uncertainty

Seven former high court judges have urged President Droupadi Murmu to uphold democratic norms in case of a hung Parliament in 2024. They also called upon the Chief Justice and Election Commissioner to ensure a smooth transition of power if the current ruling party loses the mandate.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 03-06-2024 18:56 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 18:56 IST
Ex-Judges Urge President to Follow Democratic Precedent Amidst 2024 Election Uncertainty
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Seven former high court judges have written an open letter to President Droupadi Murmu, urging her to follow established democratic precedents in the event of a hung Parliament following the 2024 general elections.

The letter, signed by six former Madras High Court judges and one former Patna High Court judge, expresses concern over potential constitutional crises if the current ruling dispensation loses its mandate. Concurring with a statement by the Constitutional Conduct Group, the judges emphasized the President's responsibility to invite the largest pre-poll alliance to form the government to prevent horse-trading.

The judges also called on Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and the Chief Election Commissioner to ensure a smooth transition of power. They highlighted pressing issues, including the Election Commission's transparency and minimal actions against hate speech, urging the Supreme Court to remain vigilant and proactive in safeguarding democracy.

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