While polling is being conducted in five phases in Jammu and Kashmir, which has six Lok Sabha seats, Srinagar and Udhampur cast their votes on Thursday in the second phase.
The CSE report — State of Working India 2019— revealed that 50 lakh men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, and the beginning of the decline of jobs coincided with demonetisation in November 2016.
The Election Commission and the central government have submitted their divergent views on the issue in writing to the court.
The Supreme Court had refused the government’s plea to keep the Rafale jets’ purchase documents a secret.
During the course of the hearing, attorney General KK Venugopoal told the top court that the documents cited by the petitioners were the stolen ones.
Ayodhya Title Dispute: Centre Requests To Release Excess Land Acquired, Nirmohi Akhara Files Application In SC
In March, the SC had ordered a court-appointed and monitored mediation to resolve the long-pending Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
The EC’s advice had come against the backdrop of Income Tax Department’s raids in Madhya Pradesh Sunday and in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
During today’s hearing, the government told the court that the “corporate veil” has to be seen in the case.
Officials from the CEO’s office said that directions have been issued about not using photographs of Army personnel or any soldier in campaign materials.