Khurshid said the Apex Court judges need to get their act together instead of directing the Parliamentarians.

"Judges sit in their chamber. Two judges can say anything about Parliamentarians that they will be allowed to contest or not,” he said at an event in London.

“They are only three and they can decide which word you can use during election campaign. The say you should do this … they say nothing that wins you an election. You should try your best to lose election,” he added.

The Commission has last week issued guidelines to political parties asking them to explain the rationale of financing the promises they make in their election manifestos. The guidelines that followed Supreme Court directions in this regard have now been made part of the Model Code.

The candidates in a parliamentary constituency in bigger states can spend up to Rs 70 lakh on their campaign, up from Rs 40 lakh in 2011. In the 2009 elections, it was Rs 25 lakh.

An estimated 81.4 crore voters will be eligible to vote in the coming elections after 9.71 crore new voters have been added to the rolls since the last elections.

(JPN)

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