Poll Freebies Plea : Supreme Court Directs Pleas To Be Heard By Three-Judge Bench ; Terms It Serious Issue Which Impacts National Economy

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Supreme Court on Friday directed listing of pleas, which have raised the issue relating to the practice of political parties promising freebies, before a three-judge bench.

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said it was argued before it that the 2013 judgment delivered by a two-judge bench of the apex court in the matter of S Subramaniam Balaji vs The Government of Tamil Nadu and others required reconsideration.

The SC, further, in its order, said the “serious” issue of freebies, which impacts national economy, needs extensive hearing before any order is passed.

“Looking into the complexities of the issues involved and the prayer to overrule the judgment rendered by a two-judge bench of this court in Subramaniam Balaji, we direct listing of the set of petitions before a three-judge bench after obtaining the orders from the Chief Justice of India,” the bench said.

The top court said these pleas would be listed after four weeks.

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