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Did not want permanent ban on convicted MPs and MLAs, EC tells SC

The Election Commission Told The Apex Court That It Did Not Want A Permanent Ban On Convicted MPs And MLAs. But, The Election Body Added It Supported Decriminalisation Of Politics In A Certain Framework.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 12 Jul 2017, 02:10:50 PM
Did not want permanent ban on convicted MPs and MLAs, EC tells SC

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to make its stand clear on the issue of lifetime ban on convicted and chargesheeted MPs and MLAs on the next hearing.  

The Election Commission told the Apex Court that it did not want a permanent ban on convicted MPs and MLAs. But, the election body added it supported decriminalisation of politics in a certain framework.

Earlier, the Election Commission had come out in support of a demand for immediate disqualification of lawmakers once they are convicted in criminal cases but told the Supreme Court that the provisions in the poll law were a roadblock in taking such a measure.

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First Published : 12 Jul 2017, 02:01:00 PM