Political parties campaign through WhatsApp: HC questions Election Commission

It was alleged that the political parties in Puducherry were campaigning by obtaining the cell phone numbers of voters through Aadhaar and that a special investigation was needed into the matter.

The High Court has expressed dissatisfaction with the Election Commission and questioned how the political parties get the Aadhar details of the voters. Puducherry Democratic Youth Association president Anand has filed a case in the Madras High Court.

He has said in his petition that the political parties should be banned from campaigning on WhatsApp, the internet or through SMS. “In Puducherry, where the Assembly elections are to be held, the BJP is launching constituency-wise WhatsApp groups and campaigning.

A special investigative committee should be appointed to investigate the campaign to obtain the source details. I have also lodged a complaint with the Election Commission”, said the petitioner, as reported by the Hindu (Tamil).

The case came up for hearing today before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee. At that time, the Election Commission responded. According to the Election Commission, the complaint filed by the petitioner has been forwarded to the Cyber ​​Crime Division for investigation.

Dissatisfied with this, the judges questioned how the political party was able to get the mobile numbers of the voters and how it could be used. The judges adjourned the case, ordering a detailed report to be filed on March 26.

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