CPI(M) questions UPA's pol morals in mobilising convicted MPs' votes

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New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has questioned the political morality of the UPA Government, led by Dr Manmohan Singh, towards mobilising the votes of those MPs, who are convicted for serious crimes and are in jail, for the no-confidence motion in favour of the Government.

The party in a press statement issued here today said that this includes Rajiv Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav who has been convicted for the murder of CPI(M) MLA Ajit Sarkar and has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Mohammad Shahabuddin has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in a case of kidnapping with intention of murder. He is also facing charges in the murder case of Chandrasekar, a former president of the JNU Student Union and a CPI(ML) leader.

Similarly, Suraj Bhan has been convicted in a case of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

The release said though legally, they may get the right to attend Parliament and vote, there is a question of political morality involved.

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