A division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, however, agreed to hear the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by two undergraduate students -- Anil Kumar and Pratap Chandra -- seeking direction to the Election Commission (EC) and the Delhi State Election Commission to this effect.
The court said that it cannot issue any direction at this stage, turning down the petitioners' oral request to use coloured photographs for the MCD elections next month.
The court listed the matter for further hearing on May 8.
It had also directed that the candidates shall present their latest colour or black and white photographs within three months of nomination, said the plea, adding that in all subsequent elections, only black and white photos were fixed on ballot papers.
According to the petitioners, since the Commission had also suggested using colour photographs, the candidates should switch to colour photographs.