SC refuses PIL by Lok Prahari seeking de-registration of political parties

ANI | Updated: Sep 04, 2017 13:54 IST

New Delhi [India], September 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain the fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO, Lok Prahari, seeking to give the Election Commission (EC) the power to de-register political parties.

The matter was heard by the apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

The apex court earlier heard the plea filed by the Lok Prahari NGO, seeking to stop giving pensions to the parliamentarians.

Earlier in March, the apex court had issued notices to the Centre, secretaries of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in a plea seeking regulation of pension and allowances that parliamentarians are entitled to.

A bench comprising justices J. Chelameswar and S. Abdul Nazeer was hearing a PIL filed by Uttar Pradesh-based non-profit organisation Lok Prahari.

The petitioner argued that there are no guidelines for allowances received by the members of Parliament.

"If a person is elected at the age of 25-26, the individual is eligible for a lifetime of pension after a single term," said advocate Kamini Jaiswal who appeared on behalf of the petitioner. (ANI)