The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a PIL filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay asking political parties not to field candidates charged with serious offences.
The plea also sought direction to withdraw symbol of a political party if it fields a candidate despite serious offences charged against him.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said Upadhyay may approach the Election Commission for the same.
Upadhyay’s PIL comes months before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
(with ANI inputs)