HT Conversations II Analysing the SC verdict on decriminalising politics
The Supreme Court has declined to ban politicians with criminal cases against them from contesting elections. Putting the onus on lawmakers instead, the top court has underlined that it is time that the Parliament enacts laws to ensure that people with criminal cases do not enter politics. Society has a right to be governed by better people, the judges said while observing that politicians with criminal cases must be “kept at bay”. As per the apex court, such a law should be enacted as soon as possible. In this edition of Hindustan Times Conversations, HT’s National Political Editor Prashant Jha discusses the implications of the SC verdict with HT’s Legal Editor Ashok Bagriya.