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Ashok Chavan found guilty of fudging poll expenses, faces disqualification

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 09:38

Former Maharashtra chief minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan may be disqualified as Nanded MP after the Election Commission found him guilty of fudging his poll expenses during state elections in 2009.

BSP seeks disqualification of its RS member for joining BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 17:15

BSP on Tuesday initiated the process of getting SP Singh Baghel disqualified as a Rajya Sabha member, days after he defected to BJP.

Consultation on poll reforms sees differing views on disqualification

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 20:46

The national level consultations on decriminalising politics and disqualifying those who file false affidavits today threw up differing opinions.

Lawmakers` disqualification: SC turns down plea

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 23:27

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.

SC seeks law panel`s view on disqualification of lawmakers

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 20:17

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Law Commission to examine whether lawmakers can be disqualified either upon framing of charges by a court in heinous crimes or with the filing of charge sheet and also evolve a mechanism for verifying veracity of affidavits.

Rabri Devi dubs Lalu Prasad’s LS disqualification as conspiracy

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:30

Hours after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was disqualified from Lok Sabha following his conviction in the fodder scam, his wife and former chief minister of Bihar Rabri Devi termed the move as a conspiracy against her husband on Tuesday.

Congress MP Rashid Masood disqualified from Rajya Sabha

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 14:06

Congress MP Rashid Masood was on Monday disqualified from the Rajya Sabha after he was convicted in a corruption case recently.

Ordinance to prevent disqualification of lawmakers likely

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 22:44

With the Winter Session of Parliament three months away, government is weighing the option of bringing an ordinance to prevent immediate disqualification of lawmakers convicted in criminal cases with a jail term of two years or more following a Supreme Court judgement.

No relief for convicted lawmakers as RS fails to pass RP Bill

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 23:18

Lawmakers convicted in criminal cases with imprisonment of 2 years or more face prospect of immediate disqualification as Parliament failed to pass law to negate Supreme Court verdict in this regard.

SC agrees to hear review plea on disqualification of MPs, MLAs

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 21:17

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea filed by the Centre and other political parties seeking a review of its two landmark judgements disqualifying MPs and MLAs on being convicted.

Centre seeks review of SC verdicts on lawmakers

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 20:22

Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking a relook on its two landmark judgements disqualifying MPs and MLAs on being convicted and debarring arrested persons from contesting polls.

Govt mulling constitutional amendment on disqualification issue

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 20:58

Seeking to negate the Supreme Court judgement on immediate disqualification of convicted lawmakers, government is mulling to amend the Constitution for which it will try to bring political parties on board.