The details of Supreme Court Judgement regarding the convicted MPs and MLAs (10th July, 2013): 
Petitions were filed in Supreme Court by Lily Thomas (WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 490 OF 2005) and an NGO
Lok Prahari (WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 231 OF 2005) in 2005. 

The petitions asked the court to set aside the clause 8(4) of the Representation of the People Act because this clause
allowed the sitting MPs and MLAs to continue to be elected representative even when they get convicted in a court of law.
The petitions prayed that this special safeguard provided in the clause 8(4) is ultra vires to the constitution of India.

Senior Counsel Fali S. Nariman and S.N. Shukla (the General Secretary of Lok Prahari) appeared for Lily Thomas and
Lok Prahari respectively during the hearings. 


The copy of the judgement is herewith attached: Judgement - Lily Thomas Vs. Union of India

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