Activist verdicts

Print edition : November 01, 2013

Polling officers checking the electronic voting machine at a distribution centre in Howrah, West Bengal. A file picture. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

Lily Thomas, Supreme Court advocate. In the Lily Thomas case, the court held that disqualification of a sitting MP or MLA will operate immediately upon conviction. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Kameshwar Baitha of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, who got elected from Palamu Lok Sabha constituency in Jharkhand in 2009. He had several cases against him when he contested the elections. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Janata Dal (United) MLA Narendra Kumar Pandey coming out of a prisioners' vehicle to attend the Bihar Assembly session in Patna on February 28, 2007. He was jailed in connection with some criminal cases. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

In three recent judgments, the Supreme Court echoes the broadly construed “public sentiment” in cleansing politics of its criminal elements.
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