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Ordinance on convicted MPs not meant to save Lalu Prasad: Congress

<p>The Congress on Monday said the ordinance meant to overrule a Supreme Court ruling on disqualifying MPs and state legislators convicted of crime was not meant to save RJD leader Lalu Prasad.</p>

Updated:September 30, 2013, 2:07 PM IST
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Ordinance on convicted MPs not meant to save Lalu Prasad: Congress
<p>The Congress on Monday said the ordinance meant to overrule a Supreme Court ruling on disqualifying MPs and state legislators convicted of crime was not meant to save RJD leader Lalu Prasad.</p>

The Congress on Monday said the ordinance meant to overrule a Supreme Court ruling on disqualifying MPs and state legislators convicted of crime was not meant to save RJD leader Lalu Prasad.

Rashid Alvi of the Congress said the party respected the ruling of a special court convicting Lalu Prasad in the fodder scam.

"To think that the ordinance was brought to save a particular person is wrong," said Alvi. The quantum of punishment in the fodder scam case will be announced on Thursday.

The fate of the ordinance is uncertain after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi called it "complete nonsense" and said it should be "torn up and thrown away".

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