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Disqualification issue: Law same for Sonia, says CEC

Amidst the political controversy over disqualification of MPs, the EC says law is same for everybody.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2006 14:47 IST

Amidst the political controversy over disqualification of MPs, the Election Commission on Thursday said law was same for everybody and the petition against Congress President Sonia Gandhi would be considered when it is received.

"I have not got any complaints so far and the law is same for everybody. When the petition comes from President we will certainly consider it," Chief Election Commissioner BB Tandon told reporters when asked about the disqualification petition filed against Gandhi.

The Commission has so far not received any presidential reference regarding Gandhi's alleged holding of an office of profit.

Gandhi is under attack for allegedly holding an office of profit as chairperson of the National Advisory Council with the Opposition demanding disqualification of her Lok Sabha membership as was done in the case of Rajya Sabha's Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan.

First Published: Mar 23, 2006 14:47 IST