SC turns down plea seeking rescheduling of polls in TN

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to hear a plea which sought rescheduling of the Lok Sabha polling date of 18 April in Tamilnadu and Puducherry.

A Christian body moved the apex court seeking urgent listing of its plea in which it said the scheduled date of polling for Lok Sabha elections in Tamilnadu and Puducherry falls within the holy period of Good Friday and Easter.

The petitioner’s counsel told the court that the date of polling in Tamilnadu and Puducherry be postponed and it be rescheduled.

“You can’t cast your vote on a holy day?” a bench headed by Justice S A Bobde asked the petitioner’s counsel.

“We don’t want to advise you how to pray and how to cast vote,” the bench said, while refusing to entertain the petition.