RIMT University School of Law organized Moot CourtMANDI GOBINDGARH, 13 FEBRUARY, 2017
A Moot Court was held in the “Court Room” of School of Legal Studies, RIMT University, on the topic “Whether Election Manifestos should be made legally binding or not”. The session was Presided by Advocate Amardeep Singh Dharni, former president of Bar Council of Fatehgarh Sahib and counsel for the Petitioner was Advocate Harshvinder Singh Cheema and the counsel for the Respondent was Deepak Bector. The petitioner contended that Election manifestos should be made legally binding and gave examples from Law of Torts, Law of Contract and Law of Evidence and of the grievances suffered by people because of alluring promises made by the political parties to support his contention. On the other hand the respondent contended that political parties do there best to fulfill the promises but due to some financial and social constraints they are unable to do so. It was held that a manifesto should not be regarded as an agreement under contract or as a bond, signed, sealed and delivered and public should act wisely before choosing anyone and the guidelines of the Supreme Court in Mithilesh Kumar Pandhey v/s Election Commission of India should be followed.