Disqualification

  • MLAs facing disqualification notice claim 'JVM is ours' August 5, 2014

    With Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) petitioning Assembly Speaker Shashank Shekhar Bhokta for disqualification of five of its MLAs, two of them on Monday claimed "JVM is ours" even as JVM ridiculed their claim. "Jharkhand Vikash Morcha (Prajatantrik) is ours. We have set up a Committee, 'elected' K P Sharma as our...
  • YSRCP seeks disqualification of MP who joined TDP June 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party on Thursday petitioned Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeking disqualification of its MP S P Y Reddy for joining the Telugu Desam Party, under the anti-defection rules. Leader of Parliamentary Party of YSRCP and Nellore MP, M Rajamohan Reddy noted that S P Y Reddy was elected...
  • AAP to seek disqualification of BJP leader Gopinath Munde March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Aam Aadmi Party unit of Maharashtra is expected to file a complaint with the Election Commission seeking disqualification of BJP leader Gopinath Munde. This comes after Munde's estranged nephew, MLC Dhananjay Munde alleged that he was asked to arrange one lakh bogus votes for his uncle during the 2009...
  • SC sets 1-year deadline for courts to complete cases against MPs, MLAs March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday set a deadline of one year for lower courts to complete trial in cases involving MPs and MLAs. The apex court said that the trial judge will have to explain to the Chief Justice of respective high...
  • Rahul meets PM, tells him he didn't intend to embarrass him October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday to explain his stand on the ordinance on convicted MPs. Sources say Rahul conveyed to the Prime Minister his opposition to the ordinance. Sources say Rahul told the Prime Minister that he did not intend to embarrass...
  • Ordinance, Bill on convicted leaders withdrawn: Here is how the day unfolded October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: 6:55 pm: Manish Tewari said that the decision does not undermine the authority of the PM or the Cabinet. "Earlier all parties wanted this ordinance to be passed but in a democracy we have to look into the views of the people. 6:50 pm: Congress said the Cabinet unanimously...
  • All eyes on Cabinet meet today; will PM bow down to Rahul's outburst? October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is back from the US and seems to be in a combative mood. He has indicated that he is unhappy with the timing of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's sudden outburst against the ordinance shielding convicted politicians and will meet him at 9:45...
  • Congress's Rasheed Masood jailed for 4 years in MBBS seat scam, loses RS seat October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rasheed Masood has become the first legislator to be disqualified after a Delhi court sentenced him to four years in jail in connection with the MBBS seat scam. The Rajya Sabha MP had been convicted of cheating, forgery and corruption in an MBBS seat...
  • Congress MP to be sentenced in MBBS seat case, faces disqualification October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: After RJD chief Lalu Prasad's conviction in the fodder scam, it's now the turn of Congress MP Rashid Masood. A special CBI court is likely to pass an order on the quantum of punishment for the Rajya Sabha MP who was found guilty of cheating, forgery and corruption...
  • Cong MP convicted in a scam, set to lose seat as per SC order on MPs September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP and former Minister of State for Health Rashid Masood has been found guilty by a special CBI court for a medical seat allotment fraud of 1991. The conviction is significant as he now becomes the first MP who may lose his seat after the...
  • Cabinet to decide on proposal linked with convicted lawmakers August 21, 2013

    Against the backdrop of a Supreme Court ruling for immediate disqualification of convicted lawmakers, a proposal has been moved for the Cabinet under which such MPs and MLAs will be barred from voting in the House and drawing salary till the court decides their appeal. But at the same time,...
  • Iran's parliament disqualifies Hassan Rouhani's cabinet candidates August 16, 2013

    Iran's conservative-dominated parliament on Thursday did not give votes of confidence to three candidates of President Hassan Rouhani's 18-member cabinet, Xinhua reported. Mohammad-Ali Najafi, candidate for education ministry, and Jafar Mili-Monfared, candidate for ministry of science, research and technology, did not receive the approval of Iranian legislators. This is mainly because...
  • After SC verdict, political parties push for electoral reforms July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: In the light of the Supreme Court verdict on disqualification of lawmakers, political parties on Wednesday pushed for electoral reforms as the government said it would hold consultations before deciding on the next step. Most parties reacted cautiously to the landmark verdict saying it was important, but would...
  • Pak SC refers to Indian orders to disqualify Gilani June 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court referred to two judicial verdicts by Indian apex court in its ruling disqualifying Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following his conviction of contempt. The four-page short order issued on Tuesday by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry referred to a total of eight judicial...
  • BJP unfazed by SC order on Karnataka MLAs May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday remained unfazed by the Supreme Court verdict quashing Karnataka Assembly Speaker's decision disqualifying 11 party MLAs and five Independents and insisted that the BS Yeddyurappa government was in no danger. "The Supreme Court has thrown 11 of these 16 MLAs into the...
  • Disqualification of 16 Karnataka MLAs quashed May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: In a major blow to the ruling BJP in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the Assembly Speaker's decision to disqualify 16 MLAs ahead of the no confidence motion last year which had ensured survival of the Yeddyurappa government. A bench headed by justice Altamas Kabir while quashing...
  • Legal tangle over disqualification of MLAs on October 19, 2010

    Bangalore: Amid prolonged uncertainty over the fate of the BJP government in Karnataka, a new single bench of the Karnataka High Court will hear tomorrow (Wednesday) the petitions filed by 11 rebel BJP MLAs challenging their disqualification, two days after a split verdict. In a twist to the case, Chief Justice...
  • Controversial bill on J-K women held up April 5, 2010

    Srinagar: Even as the political heat is on over the women's quota bill, a proposed bill that many call highly discriminating, has been dismissed for now. It targets women from Jammu and Kashmir who marry non-residents of the state. Under the controversial Permanent Resident Disqualification Bill, women who marry persons outside...
  • EC issues notice on Sonia over Belgian award February 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has decided to issue a notice to Congress President Sonia Gandhi for accepting the Order of Leopold from the Belgium monarch. The notice will be drafted and issued on Thursday. The decision comes on a complaint against Sonia Gandhi seeking her disqualification for accepting the award. The...
  • Belgian award for Sonia puts EC in a spot February 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The Chief Election Commissioner, N Gopalaswamy and his two fellow Election Commissioners — Navin Chawla and Dr S Y Quraishi — is the troika responsible for maintaining the spirit of unity and democracy in India. However, at present, they are finding it difficult to maintain the spirit of unity...
  • More troubles on cards for UP govt June 16, 2007

    Lucknow/Delhi: Four Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ministers walked out of Mulayam's government on Tuesday, led by RLD chief Ajit Singh. But apart from that, more trouble awaits him within his own party. After a hurriedly convened cabinet meeting that lasted two and a half hours, the UP cabinet authorised Chief Minister...
  • Jharkhand Speaker Namdhari resigns September 14, 2006

    Ranchi: The Speaker of the Jharkhand Assembly Inder Singh Namdhari on Thursday quit his post. Addressing a press conference, where he announced his resignation, Namdhari said "As I was an NDA candidate in the Speaker's post, I am resigning on moral grounds." Asked if he would reconsider his decision if requested...
  • SC adjourns Jharkhand MLAs' case September 11, 2006

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned a case pertaining to disqualification of three Jharkhand MLAs without passing any order. Three Jharkhnd leaders --- Stephen Marandi , Enos Ekka and K K Singh --- who have been served notices by Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari had moved the court seeking...
  • Jharkhand: MLAs face disqualification September 7, 2006

    Ranchi: The political crisis in Jharkhand witnessed a fresh twist on Thursday when Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari issued notices to two of the dissident MLAs --- Enos Ekka and Kamlesh Singh --- along with Stephen Marandi for various reasons on separate petitions appealing for their disqualification under the 10th...