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Congress MP Masood disqualified from Rajya Sabha; Lalu, Jagdish next

New Delhi:  Convicted Congress leader Rashid Masood today became the first MP to lose his seat after the Supreme Court struck down a provision that protects a convicted lawmaker from disqualification on the ground of

PTI [ Updated: October 22, 2013 11:18 IST ]
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New Delhi:  Convicted Congress leader Rashid Masood today became the first MP to lose his seat after the Supreme Court struck down a provision that protects a convicted lawmaker from disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal in higher courts.






66-year-old Masood was held guilty in a case of corruption and other offences in September.

His conviction was the first after the Supreme Court struck down a provision in
the electoral law that provided immunity to MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification.

Sources said the notification formally announcing a vacancy in the Rajya Sabha following Masood's disqualification was issued by Rajya Sabha Secretary General Shumsher K Sheriff.

A copy of the notification has been sent to the Election Commission for necessary action, the sources said.

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