Sibal: UPA did not want to favour anyone with the ordinance
He refuted allegations made by political parties that the ordinance was passed to protect a few tainted politicians, who faced disqualification. He said that the UPA government did not want to favour the convicted persons with the ordinance but was of the view that if the conviction was stayed by the higher court within 90 days, the elected representative should not be disqualified.
Sibal also added that before the ordinance was tabled , he had held talks with leader of the opposition Arun Jaitley, who gave his consent. But the moment the bill was tabled, the opposition had a problem.