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What Poll Body Chief Said On Status Of Political Party Named In Chargesheet

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“Will follow legal process,” says CEC on status of political party if named in a charge sheet


Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar today said due legal process would be followed in the event of any political party being named as an accused in a chargesheet.

“The change in criminality, the name and the criminal action and all is all defined through the legal process and we will follow the legal process. Everybody will follow the legal process whenever you have the relevant judgments. So whatever it entails (will be followed),” he said at a press conference after a three-day visit to Hyderabad to review poll preparedness for forthcoming assembly elections in Telangana.

He was asked about a political party being named as an accused in a chargesheet and how it may affect the status of the political party and its candidates as far as elections are concerned.

This came against the backdrop of media reports that Aam Aadmi Party is likely to be made an accused in the Delhi liquor policy case.

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