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Verdict given by Allahabad HC disqualifying then PM Indira Gandhi was judgment of great braveness: CJI | Latest News India

The CJI stated that the Allahabad High Court has a historical past of greater than 150 years and its Bar and Bench have produced some of the best authorized luminaries within the nation.

PTI | , Allahabad

PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2021 11:03 PM IST

The 1975 verdict of Justice Jagmohanlal Sinha of the Allahabad High Court disqualifying then prime minister Indira Gandhi on expenses of electoral malpractices was a judgment of “great courage” that “shook” the nation, resulting in imposition of Emergency, CJI N V Ramana stated on Saturday.

The Chief Justice of India (CJI), who together with President Ram Nath Kovind, took half in programmes, together with the muse stone-laying ceremony of the Uttar Pradesh National Law University right here and a brand new constructing advanced of the Allahabad High Court, recalled the wealthy traditions and contributions of one of the oldest excessive courts within the nation.

“In 1975, it was Justice Jagmohanlal Sinha from the Allahabad High Court who handed the judgment that shook the nation, when he disqualified Smt. Indira Gandhi. It was a judgment of great braveness, which may very well be stated to have straight resulted within the declaration of Emergency. The penalties of which I don’t wish to elaborate now,” Justice Ramana stated.

The CJI stated that the Allahabad High Court has a historical past of greater than 150 years and its Bar and Bench have produced some of the best authorized luminaries within the nation.

The June 12, 1975, verdict delivered by Justice Jagmohanlal Sinha of the Allahabad High Court had convicted the then prime minister of electoral malpractices and debarred her from holding any elected publish beneath the Representative of Peoples Act.

The verdict is broadly believed to have led to imposition of Emergency on June 25, 1975.

Indira Gandhi had gained the 1971 Lok Sabha election from the Rae Bareli seat in Uttar Pradesh by defeating her opponent Raj Narain.

The defeated chief had challenged her election alleging electoral malpractices saying that Gandhi’s election agent Yashpal Kapoor was a authorities servant and that she used authorities officers for personal election associated work.

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