India top court says Modi should disqualify charged politicians

[JURIST] India’s top court on Wednesday ruled that lawmakers with criminal backgrounds should not serve in government positions but that Prime Minister Narendra Modi [official website] should be allowed to choose his own cabinet. The supreme court expressed hope[Al Jazeera report] that, despite this freedom, Modi would keep public expectations and the country’s democratic values in mind when considering people with criminal backgrounds. This judgment was the result [Guardian report] of a petition that sought to bar MPs charged but…


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