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.