The decision of disqualification of Mohammad Faizal PP of Nationalist Congress Party has been cancelled. This means that his Lok Sabha membership has been restored once again. Lok Sabha Secretariat has issued an order in this regard. In fact, the Supreme Court had suspended his conviction in an attempt to murder case.
A notification issued by Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal Kumar Singh said that the decision of disqualification of Faizal from the House is cancelled. The order will be subject to further court decisions. He was disqualified for the second time as a member of the Lok Sabha on October 4 this year. The decision came after the Kerala High Court refused to suspend the sentence of Lakshadweep MP Faizal in a 2009 attempt to murder case.
A sessions court in Kavaratti had sentenced Faizal to 10 years' imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. After this, Faizal was disqualified for the first time as an MP on January 11. The NCP leader was elected MP from Lakshadweep in 2014 and 2019.