“How can a person, who ceases to be an elector or voter on account of his or her conviction and subsequent sentencing, be allowed to lead a party having elected representatives,” the counsel for Vasigaran asked.
The AAP leader, on April 14, had given a representation to the Election Commission asking it to take a decision as to whether Sasikala can still be leading the party as the general secretary even after being convicted and sentenced in the assets case.
He said that the leader cannot even vote in an election due to her imprisonment and how can she lead a party having elected representatives.
The plea further contended that according to the Constitution, a person should not be under any disqualification for being appointed as a legislator.
The petitioner further said that he was raising the issue as a convicted prisoner continues to be the supreme head of 50 MPs and 135 MLAs without active protest and prevention of the Election Commission and the state poll panel as it violates the spirit of the orders of the apex court.
Source – PTI