NCP’s Mohammad Faisal disqualified as Lok Sabha member

New Delhi: In less than 24 hours, the Kerala High Court has dismissed Lakshadweep MP P.P. The petition was rejected. Mohammad Faisal was disqualified from Parliament in an attempt to murder case. This is the second time he has been disqualified within a year.

He was earlier disqualified on January 25, when the Kavaratti sessions court convicted him and three others on charges of attempt to murder P. Salih. All three were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Section 8(3) of the RPA states that an MP can be disqualified upon conviction and a sentence of imprisonment of not less than two years.

Mr Faizal’s disqualification was revoked on March 29, months after the Kerala High Court suspended his conviction and sentence in the case.

In August 2023, the Supreme Court set aside the Kerala High Court order on an appeal filed by the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

“In view of the order dated 03.10.2023 of the Honorable Kerala High Court, Shri Mohammed Faizal P.P., Member of Lok Sabha representing Lakshadweep Parliamentary Constituency of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Is disqualified from membership of the Lok Sabha. The date of his sentencing, i.e. January 11, 2023,” the Lok Sabha Secretariat bulletin said.