Breaking: Candidates cannot be disqualified on framing of charges, Supreme Court

Murali Krishnan September 25 2018

The Supreme Court today ruled that it cannot issue a disqualification to bar those candidates from contesting elections against whom charges have been framed in criminal offences.

The judgment was pronounced by a Constitution Bench presided by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.

The Court noted that the Indian Constitution clearly provides that it is the Parliament that has to make the law concerning disqualification of electoral . . .

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