The bench maintained that the government does not need to wait for the law to change so that the position of Leader of Opposition in the selection committee can be substituted with the leader of the single largest party in the Opposition.
“We citizens don’t want to pay taxes. Shame on us. It is shameful. We are a kind of society where we want to evade taxes. We are not a tax-compliant society,” said a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan.
Representing Sundarrajan, advocate Prashant Bhushan pointed out that in its 2013 judgment the court had confined itself to clearances to units 1 and 2, and did not examine CRZ approvals to other units.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who has been defending the Army in a batch of matters relating to 1,528 cases of alleged fake encounters in Manipur in the last 20 years, was requested to adduce the names on Wednesday.
The existing legal regime under the RPA lays down that a politician convicted and sentenced to a jail term of two years or more shall be disqualified from contesting polls for six years from the date of his release from prison after conclusion of the term.