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Lawyer KTS Tulsi welcomes SC verdict on tainted ministers

Senior lawyer and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament KTS Tulsi on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision not to disqualify ministers with criminal backgrounds and for saying that it was the prerogative of the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers to do so.

PM, CMs should desist from appointing tainted people as ministers: Supreme Court

PM, CMs should desist from appointing tainted people as ministers: Supreme Court

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition calling for removal of tainted Cabinet ministers, saying the Prime Minister should take a call on this.

SC notice on barring people in jail from fighting polls

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government on a public interest litigation that has sought to bar people in jail from contesting polls.

SC turns down pleas on its July 10 order on lawmakers

The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea seeking that its order on disqualification of convicted MPs and MLAs be effective even in case of lawmakers who were held guilty of serious offences before the judgement.

Plea to review verdict on convicts in elections dismissed

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed as infructuous the government`s plea seeking a review of its verdict holding that jailbirds can`t contest elections.

SC ruling on convicted MPs, MLAs may lead to new guidelines

The recent Supreme Court ruling on convicted lawmakers may lead to creation of fresh guidelines to help deal with the new scenario where MPs and MLAs stand disqualified immediately upon conviction.

Advani crediting me on ordinance is speculation: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday described as speculation LK Advani crediting him for the withdrawal of the ordinance on convicted lawmakers, saying he had nothing to do with the development.

Sushma trashes govt contention that she supported ordinance

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday termed as "dishonest" and "mischievous" government`s contention that she had supported the ordinance on convicted lawmakers.

Advani credits President for ordinance withdrawal, says Sonia must share the blame

The UPA government continues to face flak over the Ordinance on convicted lawmakers blunder.

Ordinance on convicted lawmakers: When PM must draw the line

Rahul Gandhi`s outburst on `Ordinance` has further dented the PM`s image.

Mother and son, not UPA ruling the nation: Ramdev

A day after the Union Cabinet withdrew a controversial Ordinance on convicted lawmakers it had earlier cleared, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday termed the decision as "strangulation of democracy" as it was effected after condemnation by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Somnath hails withdrawal of ordinance on tainted lawmakers

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Wednesday welcomed the UPA government`s decision to withdraw the ordinance on convicted lawmakers.

PM used to tolerating undeserving things: Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has taken a jibe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he does not deserve to hold the top job as he is "used to tolerating undeserving things".

Left slams UPA for `drama` on convicted lawmakers` ordinance

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government for the ongoing drama with regard to the ordinance on convicted parliamentarian.

Akhilesh targets UPA over ordinance mess, terms it `poll gimmick`

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday launched a sarcastic attack on the Congress-led UPA Government over reports that the controversial ordinance on convicted parliamentarians is likely to be withdrawn.

Karat meets Mulayam to discuss evolving political situation

CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday held a meeting with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and is understood to have discussed the evolving political situation.

Kamal Nath accuses BJP of doublespeak on ordinance

: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the all-party meeting had supported the ordinance that proposes to protect convicted lawmakers and has changed stand after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi raised the issue, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said here on Wednesday.

72 sitting MPs could be disqualified if convicted: ADR

As many as 72 sitting MPs face criminal charges and could be disqualified if convicted for over two years, watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said Tuesday.

Will talk to Rahul Gandhi on ordinance, no question of resigning: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that he will try to "find out the reasons" why Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had chosen to rubbish a government ordinance that shields convicted lawmakers "that way."

Leniency a "misplaced sympathy": Delhi Court

Showing leniency would be a case of misplaced sympathy, a Delhi court on Tuesday said while refusing the benefit of probation to Rajya Sabha MP and Congress leader Rasheed Masood and two former bureaucrats who were sentenced to four-year jail term in a corruption case.