On 'Criminal' Politicians, Top Court Leaves It To Parliament | Read

PUBLISHED ON: September 25, 2018 | Duration: 3 min, 35 sec

  
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Time has come for parliament to keep criminals away and "cure the malignancy" by bringing law, the Supreme Court said today on petitions asking whether lawmakers facing charges can be stopped from contesting elections even before they are convicted. Leaving it to politicians to act against their own and set aside "winnability" in favour of "infusing purity in politics", the court said candidates and political parties should widely publicise criminal charges so voters can make an informed choice.
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