In July the apex court had said that if an MP is sentenced for more than two years in any criminal case, then he/she will loose his membership immediately.
BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi while speaking to this citizen journalist said that conviction of Lalu Yadav is not just a conviction of one man or one party but the court has convicted the RJD, JD (U) and the congress party members.
“Our party has made it very clear that members of all three parties namely Rashtriya Janta Dal, Congress and JD (U) have been convicted. This is a step forward towards making a corruption free India which has been doing round for a long time,” said Meenakshi Lekhi.
The sections of the law under which Lalu Yadav has been convicted in the fodder scam attracts a punishment of more than two years, thus there are greater chances that he may become the first victim of Supreme Court's 'clean politics campaign'.
Meenakshi Lekhi added, “BJP's stand is also very simple that for those who are working with the government or the Congress party and seek the blessings of the Congress party, for them the prosecutions can be delayed, conviction can be delayed but finally the ehtics and value as perpetuated by the law has prevailed. It's on a happy note.”