Supreme Court today, Jan. 13: The Supreme Court after hearing on the case on the presentation of the judgment asked the Petitioner to answer to a question that what is the law not being followed if the centre passes the bill on 1st Feb.
The next hearing of the case is on 20th January.
Earlier last week ML Sharma, who filed the PIL on the issue, mentioned it and sought an urgent hearing which the top court has refused to do so. Sharma has claimed that due to upcoming assembly elections, people will be facing a lot of problem.
The PIL has also requested a direction to strip BJP of its lotus election symbol for allegedly violating the model code of conduct which came into effect after declaration of assembly polls in five states.
A bench of the Supreme Court judges headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said, "We will hear the matter in due course of time, but not now."
The united opposition lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) on the date for the annual budget being too close to the assembly polls. The government wants early allocation of funds for various schemes from April 1, the beginning of the next financial year.
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