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POLITICAL CANDIDATES CANNOT BE DISQUALIFIED ON BASIS OF CRIMINAL CHARGES: SUPREME COURT

The Supreme Court ruled on September 25, 2018 that candidates cannot be disqualified from contesting elections merely because charges have been framed against them in a criminal case. The ruling was delivered by a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, which was chaired by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprised Justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. The bench also directed the legislature to consider framing a law to ensure decriminalisation of politics.

08th, January 2019