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Convicted people's reps to be disqualified

Supreme Court strikes down Section in Representation of People Act that allows convicted lawamkers to remain in office

Published: 11th July 2013 12:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2013 12:09 PM   |  A+A-

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Section of the Representation of the People Act (RPA) that allows a convicted lawmaker to remain in office during pendency of appeal.

The verdict means that the disqualification of an MP or an MLA will come into effect immediately after the representative is convicted by any court. Here is how some of the politicos and legal experts responded to it:

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