Expelled AIADMK MP urges Rajya Sabha chair not to swear in Vaiko
Expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa urged the vice president and chairperson of Upper House M Venkaiah Naidu, unfit to MDMK general secretary Vaiko as a member of Parliament on “moral and ethical grounds.” Sasikala wrote a letter to Naidu, the ruling BJP Centre said, “Police had registered a case under Section 124 (A) of IPC (Sedition) against Vaiko and he is convicted for Sedition and sentenced to a prison term of one year by a special court for elected representatives in Chennai.
“In her letter “the only sentence of two years an above will attract disqualification provisions under the Representation of the People Act.” On “Moral and ethical grounds”, however, he is unfit of oath in the temple of democracy, the Parliament of India.
Meanwhile, the returning officer of Rajya Sabha to elected six members announced all the six nominees, and also Vaiko, elected unopposed from Tami Nadu. “No comment,” Vaiko, said, for his views on the letter given by Sasikala Pushpa. Saisakala agitated the consensus between legal experts and former EC officer was that the Chairman of Rajya Sabha cannot reject to the oath in an elected MP and any such challenge is beyond his legal purview. “The Rajya Sabha chairman cannot refuse to star in an elected MP and he will not say, Chief EC, N Gopalaswami.
“The Chairman cannot impose his/her own personal, moral and ethical grounds in sharing in an MP. For the members, raising such an issue, the election petition is the only provision to raise a question on the grounds of improper acceptance of the nomination,” said Ex- DMK Rajya Sabha MP, R Shanmugasundaram.