The Supreme Court has passed a slew of directions to the chief justices of every high court in order to ensure expeditious disposal of pending criminal cases against the Legislators (MPs and MLAs). The directives included advice to the chief justices to personally oversee such cases.
Though amendments have been made to the Representation of the People Act, politicos have shamelessly sold themselves to the highest bidder. Is it time parties sign “prenuptial” pacts with their candidates?
The corona pandemic has made traditional parliamentary proceedings hazardous. Parliaments around the world are adapting to the unprecedented health challenge thrown up by the spread of this deadly virus. Many Parliaments have become virtual or hybrid to facilitate remote participation by the members.