No Elected Representative is above the law: Central government opposes plea for lifetime ban on convicted politicians

The petitioner sought deletion of the six-year ban under Section 8(3) of the Representation of People Act and substitution of the same with a lifetime ban.
No Elected Representative is above the law: Central government opposes plea for lifetime ban on convicted politicians
North and South Block

The Central government has opposed the plea seeking lifetime ban on convicted politicians, including sitting lawmakers, from contesting elections as against the six-year ban from the date of release after undergoing sentence of two years or more under the prevailing law.

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