RJD MP Lalu Prasad disqualified from LS after being convicted in fodder scam

Patna, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 October 2013, 12:48 PM

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Tuesday disqualified from Lok Sabha after being convicted in fodder scam. 

Earlier on October 3, the special CBI court of Judge Pravas Kumar Singh sentenced five years in prison and a fine of Rs 25 lakh to Lalu.

The Supreme Court on July 10 ruled that an MP or MLA convicted in any criminal offence will attract a minimum punishment of two years and above will be disqualified immediately as members of the House and will also not be able to contest polls.

Attorney General GE Vahanvati also recently recommended immediate disqualification of convicted MPs Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Vahanvati made it clear that an MP stands disqualified the day he or she is convicted by a court and the notification announcing vacancy in seat should be done immediately.

First Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:36 AM
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