Sailesh Mehta was interviewed by the Lawyer Monthly offering opinion on whether the Law can bring political lies to court. He said:
“It is not beyond the wit of lawyers to produce a workable set of laws to protect democracy from the flood of lies politicians utter. If a teacher or a doctor lies to us, there are consequences. Any product brought to the market must comply with a raft of legislation ensuring the seller tells the truth about it – the more potent the product, the greater the duty. The same should apply to politicians”
Sailesh also commented that it was important to
"give teeth to the electoral Commission to prosecute, punish, ban and curtail individuals and parties who persist in demonstrably provable dishonesty"
Read full piece here: [The Lawyer Monthly]