Top Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Two-Child Norm For Poll Candidates

The plea, filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, also sought declaration of the two-child norm as a mandatory criteria for government jobs.

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Top Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Two-Child Norm For Poll Candidates

The bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was hearing the plea.


New Delhi: 

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to political parties not to give tickets to those who have more than two children.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a plea seeking a direction that political parties should comply with the 'two-child norm' and not field candidates having more than two children.

The plea, filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, also sought declaration of the two-child norm as a mandatory criteria for government jobs, aids and subsidies and urged that the law, dealing with the "condition for recognition of a state or national party" be suitably amended.

The plea said non-compliance of the norm should lead to withdrawal of citizens' statutory rights including right to vote and contest elections.



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