Convicted Lawmakers

'Lifetime ban' on convicted lawmakers? Hearing on BJP's leader's PIL in SC today

'Lifetime ban' on convicted lawmakers? Hearing on BJP's leader's PIL in SC today

BJP leader Ashwani Upadhyay has sought a lifetime ban on convicted and chargesheeted MPs and MLAs from contesting elections.

Dec 01, 2017, 10:55 AM IST
'Lifetime ban' on convicted MPs, MLAs: Supreme Court to hear PIL today

'Lifetime ban' on convicted MPs, MLAs: Supreme Court to hear PIL today

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwani Upadhyay, seeking a lifetime ban on convicted and charge-sheeted Member of Parliaments and Members of Legislative Assemblies (MPs and MLAs) from contesting elections.

Aug 23, 2017, 07:49 AM IST

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.

Aug 27, 2014, 14:29 PM IST
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.

Aug 27, 2014, 09:16 AM IST

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.

Apr 04, 2014, 12:45 PM IST

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.

Dec 16, 2013, 16:53 PM IST

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.

Nov 19, 2013, 15:15 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2013, 10:38 AM IST

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.

Oct 05, 2013, 19:24 PM IST

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.

Oct 04, 2013, 14:19 PM IST

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.

Oct 04, 2013, 09:42 AM IST

Ordinance on convicted lawmakers: When PM must draw the line

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

Oct 03, 2013, 20:35 PM IST

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.

Oct 03, 2013, 15:13 PM IST

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.

Oct 02, 2013, 23:53 PM IST

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".

Oct 02, 2013, 15:56 PM IST

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.

Oct 02, 2013, 14:29 PM IST

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.

Oct 02, 2013, 14:27 PM IST

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.

Oct 02, 2013, 13:07 PM IST

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.

Oct 02, 2013, 12:30 PM IST

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.

Oct 01, 2013, 23:00 PM IST