Govt cans EC proposal for protection to poll members

nation Updated: Jun 13, 2016 08:54 IST

NEW DELHI: The government has put in cold storage a proposal of the Election Commission to give equal constitutional protection to all members of the poll body with regard to their removal, saying it would require amending the Constitution. The law ministry is learnt to have informed the Election Commission that a political consensus needed to be evolved before section 324(5) of the Constitution could be amended to provide equal protection to the election commissioners in the event of their removal.

First Published: Jun 13, 2016 08:54 IST