ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Playing Politics

Outraged by Jayalalithaa’s decision to release former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins on the eve of general elections, the Congress-led central government has challenged the order in the Supreme Court. Looking beyond political reasons underlying the Tamil Nadu government’s decision, the key question to ask is whether the chief minister has the power to release the convicts without the approval of the central government.

'Pepper Spray MP'

Can the Member of Parliament Lagadapati Rajagopal be criminally prosecuted for attacking fellow lawmakers with pepper spray in the Lok Sabha? The question needs to be looked at in the context of the privileges and immunities enjoyed by our lawmakers for "acts" committed in connection with the proceedings of Parliament.
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