SC declines urgent hearing of plea to put off Budget presentation

The Supreme Court said that election is a secular exercise. — FILE PHOTO: V. SUDERSHAN   | Photo Credit: V. SUDERSHAN

The Supreme Court on Friday refused an urgent hearing of a plea seeking the postponement of the presentation of the Union Budget due to Assembly elections in five States.

“There is no urgency in it. We will lay down the law when this petition comes up,” a Bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said.

Advocate M. L. Sharma, who filed the PIL plea, mentioned it and sought an urgent hearing.

The plea also sought a direction to strip the BJP of its lotus symbol for alleged violation of the model code of conduct, which came into effect after the announcement of poll dates.

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