The Supreme Court on Tuesday left the matter of disqualification of politicians carrying criminal charges against them, to the Parliament saying that the court cannot add to the grounds of disqualification. However, the apex court handed out a slew of directions for curbing criminalisation of politics including asking candidates contesting elections to declare their criminal antecedents. The court also directed the Parliament to make a law to ensure that candidates with criminal records don’t enter public life and take part in lawmaking.
Here is the full judgment of the Supreme Court:
Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.
Updated Date: Sep 25, 2018 18:17:55 IST