Citing provisions of India’s election law, a legal expert said Thursday that Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu would be able to run in the election despite the Supreme Court’s one-year prison sentence in the 1988 Road Fury case.
Referring to Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act 1951, former Secretary General of the Lok Sabha PDT Achari said, “Had he been sentenced to imprisonment for two years or more, he would have been disqualified from running for the next six years.”
Notably, the former cricketer recently ran for Punjab Assembly elections, but lost. Judge AM Khanuelkar and Justice S. The court allowed in k. Cole has submitted a petition for a review to the victim’s family regarding Seydoux’s sentence.
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Former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Thursday he would “respect the law”, after the Supreme Court sentenced him to a full year in prison in the 1988 “road rage” case. When the court ruling was handed down, Sidhu was in Patiala to participate in the anti-inflation protest.
“I will respect the law,” he said in a tweet. The panel of judges AM Khanwilkar and S.K. Kaul allowed a petition for review by the family of the deceased on the case of Sidhu’s sentence.