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SC to hear Muthalik’s plea against Congress Karnataka election manifesto on Thursday

Rashtriya Hindu Sena chief Pramod Muthalik has sought disqualification of

india Updated: May 09, 2018 13:15 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi
A file photo of Pramod Muthalik joining the BJP in the presence of former Karnataka chief minister Karnataka Jagadish Shettar in Hubli.
A file photo of Pramod Muthalik joining the BJP in the presence of former Karnataka chief minister Karnataka Jagadish Shettar in Hubli. (PTI)
         

The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear Rashtriya Hindu Sena chief Pramod Muthalik’s plea alleging that the Congress in its election manifesto in Karnataka was seeking votes in the name of religion.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud today agreed to hear Muthalik’s plea, which also sought directions to the Election Commission to delete the Congress party’s alleged appeal in its manifesto.

Advocate Vishnu Jain mentioned the matter for urgent listing and said there is a seven-judge bench judgment which prohibits seeking of votes in the name of religion.

The plea has also sought disqualification of those Congress candidates who are allegedly seeking votes in name of religion in the Karnataka polls.

The Assembly election in Karnataka will be held on May 12, 2018 in 223 of the 224 constituencies.

The results are scheduled to be announced on May 15.

First Published: May 09, 2018 13:14 IST

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