Friday, September 22, 2023


North East

Mizoram guv seeks ECI opinion on disqualification of minister over office of profit case

Aizawl, March 19: Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati has sought the opinion of the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a petition seeking disqualification of minister Robert Romawia Royte for allegedly holding “office of profit,” an official said on Sunday. The petition was filed by the main opposition Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) which claimed Royte is holding ‘office of profit’ by owning a consultancy firm that worked on several contracts under the state government in violation of the Representation of People (RP) Act. Royte holds various portfolios including sports...

363 MPs, MLAs face criminal cases that attract disqualification if convicted: ADR

New Delhi, August 23: A total of 363 MPs and MLAs face criminal charges that, in case of conviction, will lead to their disqualification under the Representation of People Act, poll rights group Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said. Thirty-nine ministers at the Centre and in states have also declared criminal offences that are included in Section 8 of the Representation of People Act on disqualification.Sub-sections (1), (2) and (3) of Section 8 of the Act provide that a person convicted of an offence mentioned in any of these sub-sections...