Dark ages will be back with 20th Amendment - Prof Hoole | Daily News

Dark ages will be back with 20th Amendment - Prof Hoole

Election Commission Member Prof. Rathnajeevan Hoole said that the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution will send the country back into the dark ages of governance.

“I think that is why no one claims ownership to the 20th Amendment and may God give our President wisdom as he works on this,” he said.

Professor Hoole said that once the 20th Amendment was approved, it was the President, who would be appointing the Members of Election Commission. He added that such a Commission can never be independent as its members would be under obligation to the President.

He recalled that when he went against the 2018 dissolution of Parliament, a full-bench of the Supreme Court found with him and others opposed to the dissolution. But under the no-Constitutional Council, scenario envisaged, even the Supreme Court justices will be appointed by the President.