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NCP leader in SC on disqualification notification

New Delhi:The Supreme Court will hear the petition of NCP leader Mohammad Faizal today. Faizal has filed a petition against the Lok Sabha Secretariat. In the case of attempt to murder, on January 11, the trial court convicted him and sentenced him to 10 years. He was then disqualified as an MP. His sentence was stayed by the Kerala High Court but the Lok Sabha Secretariat has not withdrawn the notification disqualifying him as an MP. The NCP leader has challenged it in the Supreme Court. Congressmen will also keep an eye on the stand of the Supreme Court in the matter. Because their leader Rahul Gandhi has also been disqualified. Rahul was sentenced to two years in a defamation case by a Surat local court. After this, Rahul’s membership went away. He has also been asked to vacate the government bungalow.

On Monday, Chief Justice D.Y. Faisal’s counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi submitted before the bench comprising Chandrachud that despite the High Court’s stay on conviction and sentence, he has not been reinstated as MP. Singhvi said the Centre’s appeal against the High Court order is going to be heard before a different bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. To this, the bench said, “Link it with the special leave petition (of Lakshadweep).”

Notice to Rahul, vacate the bungalow by April 22
With the Lok Sabha membership being cancelled, Rahul will now have to leave his official residence, the bungalow at 12 Tughlaq Lane, which was allotted to him as an MP. On Monday, a notice was given to Rahul by the Housing Committee of the Lok Sabha that he should vacate his official residence by April 22.

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