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1. PM Modi lauds Supreme Court ruling on bribery prosecution for MPs and MLAs.
2. Decision seen as pivotal for clean politics and bolstering public faith in the judiciary.
3. Modi’s tweet on X highlights the judgment’s importance in upholding transparency in governance.

New Delhi, March 04: Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the recent decision by the Supreme Court, which stated that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are not immune from prosecution for accepting bribes to deliver speeches or vote in the legislature.

In a tweet on X, Modi hailed the judgment as a significant step towards ensuring clean politics and strengthening people’s trust in the judicial system.

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The ruling, delivered by a seven-judge constitution bench led by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, overturned a 1998 verdict issued by a five-judge bench in the JMM bribery case.

The earlier ruling had granted immunity to MPs and MLAs from prosecution for accepting bribes in exchange for delivering speeches or voting in the legislature.