The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review its July 10 judgment, holding that MPs and MLAs, convicted of criminal offences, will be immediately disqualified from membership of the House without three months for appeal.

Dismissing a review petition, a Bench of Justices A.K. Patnaik and S.J. Mukhopadhaya, however, said: “Parliament is free to amend the law if it does not agree with [the] interpretation of law given by the SC . Parliament frames laws in the manner they like. If we make [an] interpretation of law and if it is not accepted by it [Parliament], it is again for Parliament to enact a law.” Justice Patnaik told Additional Solicitor-General Paras Kuhad: “You [the government] accepted the judgment.

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