SC refuses to direct lawmakers elections as ‘Null and Void’

Approach of Art.136 Cannot Be Adopted While Deciding Petitions by The High Court Under Art.227: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday, 16 November refused to pass any order or direction to the Union of India to declare as null & void the elections of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) charge-sheeted for more than a year for offences punishable for five or more years of imprisonment. 

Justice L Nageswara Rao said while refusing to pass the order, “These are legislative issues, within the exclusive domain of Parliament; we do not want to pass any order on these issues.”

SN Shukla, a retired Civil servant filed the plea.

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