The Supreme Court will examine on Monday whether the Election Commission’s notification prohibiting carrying above Rs2.50 lakh in cash during the electioneering in Gujarat is a legitimate exercise of power that EC could exercise to implement the model of code of conduct meant for purity of elections.
A person found with that much amount would be liable to face action besides the currency is seized by poll panel’s men.
Refraining to stay a Gujarat high court order that had scrapped EC’s order saying its ‘unconstitutional’ , the top court on Friday said it would examine the issue raised in the EC’s appeal.
However, judges complimented the Commission for the good work it had done in recent years and said, “but sometimes it takes decisions in over anxiety’’.
“It (EC) has done good work in the last few years and we must appreciate it. We must give credit to you (EC) for this but sometimes you do something in over anxiety,” a bench of justices DK Jain and Madan B Lokur remarked.