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Reference Case No. 5 of 2019- Reference received from Hon’ble President of India under Article 103 of the Constitution for disqualification of Shri V. Vijaysai Reddy, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)


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File No.113/5(P)/Andhra Pradesh/2019/ Registry

 

 Reference Case No. 5 of 2019- Reference from Hon’ble President of India under Article 103 of the Constitution for disqualification of Shri V. Vijaysai Reddy, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)- Commission’s opinion dated 08.06.2020 and Hon’ble President’s opinion dated 31.08.2020.

Allegation of disqualification- for- holding an office of profit- Special Representative of the Andhra Pradesh Government at Andhra Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi.

Constitution of India- disqualification under Article 102(1)(a) of the Constitution of India- Held- not guilty

The Election Commission held that since no pecuniary gain was derived from the said office and Shri V. Vijaysai Reddy was not entitled to any other perks or remuneration other than enjoying the status of a ‘State Guest’ during his travels to Andhra Pradesh, it was held that he did not incur disqualification.

Decision: Not disqualified.


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