2 Candidates Win Lok Sabha Polls From Prison. What Rules Say On Jailed MPs

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Two candidates currently lodged in prison on terror charges have won the 2024 general elections, giving rise to an unusual situation for the 18th Lok Sabha to be formed in the coming days.Separatist Amritpal Singh won Punjab's Khadoor Sahib seat, and terror financing accused Sheikh Abdul Rashid, also known as Engineer Rashid, emerged victorious from Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla seat.
While the law will keep them from attending the proceedings of the new House, they do have the constitutional right to take oath as Members of Parliament. Here's what the rules say on jailed MPs.

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