RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD(U) leader Jagdish Sharma have been disqualified from the Lok Sabha after being convicted in the Multi Crore fodder scam case.
Their Disqualification has come after a recent Supreme Court ruling which makes a person ineligible to be an MP/MLA, if convicted for 2 or more years. The supreme court had struck down the relevant section of Representation of People Act under which incumbent legislators can avoid disqualification till pendency of appeal in a higher court.
The formal disqualification of the duo by the Lok sabha speaker, came a day after, Congress MP Rashid Masood was disqualified from the Rajya Sabha after being convicted in a corruption case. A Delhi court had sentenced Rashid Masood for four years in jail in connection with the MBBS seats scam.
Lalu was convicted by a special CBI court in a case of fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 37.7 crore rupees from Chaibasa treasury during the Janta Dal regime in the 1990s. He was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for five year and is currently lodged in the Birsa Munda prison in Ranchi.