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COMMISSION’S OPINION DATED 15.12.2017- REFERENCE FROM HON’BLE GOVERNOR OF MADHYA PRADESH ORDER DATED 27.01.2018- DISQUALIFICATION OF 116 MEMBERS, MLA
Allegation of disqualification- for- holding office of profit- Chairmen of various Jan Bhagidari Samitis in colleges
Constitution of India- Article 191(1)(a)- Held- not guilty- office exempted
The Election Commission held that the posts in the Samitis fall under the exempted category of ‘office of profit’ under MP Vidhan Mandal Sadasya Nirharta Adhiniyam, 1967 and hence do not attract Article 191(1)(a) for disqualification.
Decision: not maintainable