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- The petition: Setting aside of the six-ear cap on the period of disqualification from contesting polls on being convicted and sentenced to two years or more etc.
- The restriction of six years on the period of disqualification of a legislator is ultra vires of the Constitution
- It sought that two sections of Representation of the People Act (RPA) be declared void
- Why? They restrict disqualification period upto six years only and allow convicted person to contest Parliament and state assembly elections