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Govt handing common ground to Opposition: Congress MP Manish Tewari

"The given reality is that all Opposition parties have come together in condemning this excessive use of executive discretion in hounding leaders of the Opposition"

Congress MP Manish Tewari
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Congress MP Manish Tewari

Aditi Phadnis
Lok Sabha (LS) Member of Parliament (MP) from Congress Manish Tewari, in conversation with Aditi Phadnis, says the Opposition is unified against executive excess of the government, but reserves judgement on whether this will mean one Opposition candidate against one from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the general election. Excerpts:

The Speaker has disqualified Rahul Gandhi as MP of LS. What happens now?
 
An appeal will be filed before the Court of Sessions. However, an alternative legal strategy is also available.

Under Articles 102 and 103 of the Constitution, the powers to disqualify an MP lie only with the

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First Published: Mar 26 2023 | 10:15 PM IST

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