Petitioner asserts that it is a serious matter of concern to both democracy and rule of law because 43% of MPs have criminal cases against them. In turn, it causes irreversible harm to a noble profession, the public interest.
The Supreme Court has expressed surprise at the framing of an indictment by a lower court after 36 years against a leader in Punjab. The criminal case was filed in 1983. The top court has commented that it was the duty of the prosecution to expedite the trial.