Let 18-year-olds fight polls, says PIL; SC leaves it to House
NEW DELHI: Using the grounds Parliament had cited to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years three decades ago, a PIL on Monday sought the Supreme Court’s intervention to allow 18-year-olds to contest parliamentary and assembly elections as against the present requirement that a candidate must be over 25 years.
Petitioner Praveen Kumar Singh’s counsel Rahul Maurya said chief election commissioner O P Rawat had in March said that there must be a debate for lowering the age to contest elections. He said if a person at the age of 18 was termed competent by law to choose a representative ...
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