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Gravitas food for thought: Are politicians beyond the rule of law in India?

Sep 06, 2019, 11.35 PM (IST)

Ukraine Removes Immunity For Lawmakers, While Accused Politicians Act As If They Are Above The Law In India On Gravitas Food for Thought, Palki looks at two stories that evolved in the last week. Ukraine removed immunity from prosecution for its lawmakers. Ukraine's lawmakers can now be charged for corruption just like any other citizen. Contrast this to the victory gesture of P Chidambaram, the former Home Minister who's facing corruption charges. Are Indian politicians above law? Is it time to scrap partial immunity to lawmakers in India?