Cabinet overrules SC, clears ordinance to shield tainted lawmakers

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    Cabinet overrules SC, clears ordinance to shield tainted lawmakers - Hindustan Times



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    The UPA cabinet on Tuesday cleared an ordinance to reverse the Supreme Court judgment that calls for immediate disqualification of lawmakers convicted of a criminal offence punishable with two years or more in jail, TV channels are reporting.


    The ordinance allows convicted MPs/MLAs to continue if their appeal is admitted by a higher court within 90 days and the conviction stayed. The lawmakers, however, will not vote or draw salaries till the case is decided.

    The Supreme Court had said that lawmakers sentenced to jail for over two years will stand disqualified. Most political parties had reacted strongly against the July 10 verdict of the SC and wanted it reversed through an amendment to the Representation of the People Act, but public opinion forced a rethink. days and the conviction stayed. The lawmakers, however, will not vote or draw salaries till the case is decided.

    Following the court order, senior Congress Rajya Sabha member Rashid Masood, convicted in a corruption case on September 19 and to be sentenced on October 1, risked losing his seat.

    Lalu Prasad, former rail minister and chief of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, which gives outside support to the UPA, too would have lost his membership of the Lok Sabha if found guilty in a fodder scam case to be decided on September 30.
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    This Govt is subverting democracy!

    At the same time, Laloo, the fodder thief, is saved!
     
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    Convicted lawmakers can contest polls

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    At a time when prices are high, economic conditions are difficult, media is in overdrive,people are seething with anger and activism is increasing, such moves could have been avoided....
     
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    Laloo is saved.

    This Ordinance route is becoming a habit.

    Why have the Parliament at all?
     
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    Let's see what Pranab Mukerjee is made of?. If he signs this ordinance then to me he is not a worthy president because ordinance is only for emergency situations and saving convicted netas is not definitely a emergency situation.
     
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    Well said, the hurry to pass Ordinance, as per what is circulating on the internet ,is Lallu ji's court case judgement in which is to be passed on Sep 30th.

    I believe any Ordinance passed thus has a validity of 6 months only by which time General elections will be due and whosoever Congress is trying to protect will be able to evade the SC order.
     
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    its a political emergency for congress infront of polls
     
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    Respect for our parliament is going down. And for SC is up. . .
     
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    Why am I not surprised the Ordinance route was suggested by sli*e **lls Shunya and Veshti.

    Will Congress withdraw the ordinance that favours the tainted?

    A weak and troubled United Progressive Alliance government has stumbled badly by issuing the ordinance to counter the fine Supreme Court judgment that forces the disqualification of lawmakers convicted for a criminal offence punishable with a jail term of over two years.

    The sources say that there is a rethink over the issue within the government and the Congress party.

    Milind Deora, a minister of state who is close to Rahul Gandhi, has spoken against the ordinance which is being interpreted as the Congress vice president's dissent for the ordinance.

    Deora says the ordinance will, "endanger the already eroding public faith in democracy".

    A section of Congress leaders are in favour of cutting the losses by withdrawing the ordinance.

    The move to bring the ordinance was essentially seen to save Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and Congress leader Rasheed Masood, both of whom are tainted in corruption cases.

    Yadav is trembling due to the pending case against him in Ranchi where under the law he may or may not get a jail term of three years or more.

    Since the last two days, the Congress has been trying in vain for damage control.

    According to Congress sources, the advice given to the party top brass by Law Minister Kapil Sibal and Finance Minister P Chidambaram to bring the ordinance led to the present fiasco.

    Their legal advise is proving politically incorrect, as in one stroke the Congress has lost the argument against the issue of corruption which is one of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s main planks in his tirade against the government and the Congress. .

    The ordinance, which was to be signed by President Pranab Mukherjee, is in a flux because of lack of political consensus. Even if it is signed, it will become the divisive issue and will give the anti-Congress parties an issue to go with to the public.

    In Ranchi, Special Central Bureau of Investigation Judge P K Singh will announce verdict in the infamous fodder scam case involving Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra on September 30.

    In similar cases in the scam, the court had earlier awarded three to seven years imprisonment to some former cabinet colleagues of Lalu Yadav, including two chairmen of Public Accounts Committee and half a dozen senior IAS officers.

    The urgency to bring in an ordinance was forced by Lalu Yadav. He reportedly pleaded before Congress president Sonia Gandhi that if he were to be convicted the BJP will have a free play in Bihar and the Yadav vote bank may shift to anti-Congress parties for a long time to come.

    In his previous avatar as country’s top-most lawyer, Sibal had taken the brief of Lalu Yadav in the fodder scam. He has now helped Lalu on the eve of judgment. But, in the process, the Congress has been found guilty of siding with the corrupt by Opposition parties and the anti-corruption brigade.

    The ordinance negated the Supreme Court judgment, which was well-received by the people.

    The Apex court even dismissed the review petition filed by the government.
     
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    Rahul crashes Cong presses, slams ‘nonsense’ ordinance
    Rahul STFU. what were you doing when ordinance was passed by cabinet?? Really bad, if they didn't take your permission then. There should be some " punishment" right.

    Why did you pre-empt this nautanki before your media friends could publish an "unhappy" report.


    EDIT: I really feel bad for maken. So badly humilated by rahul. I though maken was a "better" guy among cons.
    @drkrn @Ray @parijataka
     
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    [Tweet]383536127602200577[/Tweet]

    Seriously, does mms want much more humiliations that too when in usa. His cabinet is mocked by an dynasty guy. I really really feel sad for mms. What about the dignity for position of PM. He will be mocked by every two bit nation in UNO.


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    What a nautanki by the unholy trinity of Mother, Son and the unholy Ghost MMS.
     
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    Re: Convicted lawmakers can contest polls

    What a nautanki by the unholy trinity of Mother, Son and the unholy Ghost MMS.
     
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    Rediff uvacha
    One more
     
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    Re: Convicted lawmakers can contest polls

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    Manmohan Singh:

    If a grandmaster plays chess he is still a grandmaster if he knows how to loose in the least possible moves. His grandmaster title is still there.

    Manmohan Singh is not a fool. Congress ought be careful before making him a downfall. BJP picked it up and played it well. This was a Rahul saying we need to play a new game.

    To placate a individual (lalu prasad and other) is nor here nor there. Unless they have something to humiliate the congress.

    The president is sane and the bjp stand was on corruption. Both conisderations in tune with public. Did congress brazenly feel they can get away with it.

    One possible highlight from congress is the people Rahul Gandhi is having close to him seem to have some sense and intelligence.
     
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    PR stunt,he wants himself to be portrayed as a saint
     
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