The EC filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, requesting that candidates be barred from contesting more than one seat during elections.
This comes after a plea was filed by lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, who advocates for 'one candidate, one seat'.
The matter will be heard by SC on July 2.
The Supreme Court had in December 2017 issued notices seeking replies from the commission and the Centre on the issue. The top court had said that the practice of one candidate contesting on multiple seats was only a drain on the exchequer as it necessitated bypolls. (ANI)