Day: November 5, 2018

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 25

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 25

Question:

Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to consider a petition for a life-time ban from contesting elections for politicians convicted in criminal cases.

Which of the following statements are True in this context:

1. More than 1500 Members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies have criminal cases against them.

2. The Supreme court had directed the setting up of Special Courts to exclusively try legislators within a deadline of six months.

3. Bihar has the second highest number of legislators with criminal cases against them.

 

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) 1 and 2 only

D) 1 and 3 only

Correct Answer

A) 1 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • The Centre had in March this year informed the Supreme Court that 1,765 Members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies have criminal cases against them.
  • In November 2017, the court had directed the setting up of Special Courts to exclusively try legislators within a deadline of one year.
  • Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 248 legislators with criminal cases against them, Tamil Nadu comes second with 178 and then Bihar with 144.
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