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The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its inability to “step in” and act against two political parties which chose to forge a post-poll alliance to gain power, much against their campaign promises to voters.“Which law says that a promise made by a political party is a promise enforceable by law?” Justice Amitava Roy asked.The Bench led by Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu and Justice Roy was hearing a public interest litigation petition seeking the Supreme Court to declare post-poll alliances unconstitutional on the grounds that voters had no inkling about it when they cast their votes.“Can this court pass such orders if two political parties join together after elections? Is it for this court to step in and thwart them?” Chief Justice Dattu asked advocate Mithilesh Kumar Pandey, who filed the petition against the Election Commission of India.“Even if we step in, the parties will say they have become friends and have founded an alliance post elections, or they can say that the alliance was formed to save the exchequer the expense of another election,” Chief Justice Dattu observed, dismissing the plea.The plea, earlier rejected by the Delhi High Court, had challenged the “validity of post-poll alliances among political parties” on the grounds that the same was a “breach of the promises made by them during the election campaigns.”It also said that promises made in the manifesto had to be enforced as otherwise it would amount to breach of trust.