The Election Commission decision to remove Kamal Nath from Congress as a star activist in the by-elections in Madhya Pradesh has been suspended by the Supreme Court. “We keep the order of the Election Commission and the EC has no power,” India Chief Justice SA Bobde said.
The decision came on a plea filed by the former chief minister.
On Saturday, the Election Commission stripped Kamal Nath of his campaign star status over his series of controversial remarks which the commission said amounted to “a repeated violation of the model code of conduct” and a “total disregard” of the warnings for him.
Kamal Nath, as a leader of a political party, had repeatedly “violated ethical and dignified behavior,” the commission said in his order.
Earlier, the Commission had issued a warning to the 73-year-old over his “object” remark to BJP leader Imarti Devi.