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All-party meet backs govt on move to overturn SC verdict

The government on Tuesday got support from political parties on its plans to amend Representation of People Act to overturn the Supreme Court ruling, which barred people in police or judicial custody from contesting polls.

At an all-party meeting, the government also receiving backing on its proposal to bring an amendment to the Constitution to negate the impact of the apex court verdict directing immediate disqualification of MPs and MLAs on being sentenced for more than two years in a criminal case.

These were among four issues that were discussed in the meeting convened by the government to firm up a view on contentious issues. The proposed Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, which seeks to replace the collegium system, the SC order on reservation in AIIMS faculty.


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