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Disqualification Of Member Of Parliaments

Disqualification Of Member Of Parliaments:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from the Lok Sabha recently.

Disqualification of Member of parliaments:-

  • The provision for disqualification is given in Article 102 of the Constitution.
  • It specifies that a person shall be disqualified for contesting elections and being a Member of Parliament under certain conditions:
    • If he holds any office of profit under the Union or state government (except that of a minister or any other office exempted by Parliament).
    • If he is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a court.
    • If he is an undischarged insolvent.
    • If he is not a citizen of India or has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a foreign state or is under any acknowledgement of allegiance to a foreign state
    • If he is so disqualified under any law made by Parliament.
  • Article 102 also authorises Parliament to make laws determining conditions of disqualifications.
  • There are analogous provisions for members of state legislatures.