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CJI-led bench dismisses plea seeking direction to Election Commission for banning roadshows, bike rallies during polls

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a former DGP of Uttar Pradesh seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India to ban roadshows and bike rallies during polls.

 CJI-led bench dismisses plea seeking direction to Election Commission for banning roadshows, bike rallies during polls

File image of the Supreme Court of India. AP

"We are not inclined to entertain this," a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta told advocate Virag Gupta, who was appearing for petitioners Vikram Singh and Shaivika Agrawal.

Singh, a former Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh, said in his petition that the roadshows and bike rallies violate EC's instructions and cause damage to the environment.

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Updated Date: Mar 25, 2019 13:05:13 IST

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