Plea in Supreme Court challenges Section 8(3) of Representation of People Act providing automatic disqualification of convicted MPs/ MLAs

The petition assumes significance in light of the fact that it has been filed at a time when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from Lok Sabha after a Surat court held him guilty of criminal defamation.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of Section 8(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 which lays down automatic disqualification of a legislator from the parliament or State assembly upon conviction in a criminal case [Aabha Muralidharan vs Union of India].

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