Chronology of case on criminal lawmakers
The following is the chronology of events leading up to the Supreme Court on Tuesday holding that all candidates will have to declare their criminal antecedents to the Election Commission before contesting polls, and termed as "unsettling" the criminalisation of politics in the world's largest democracy.
*Mar 8, 2016: Three-judge bench of SC refers the matter to a five-judge Constitution bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.
*Aug 3: Congress leader Jitendra Patwari moves SC opposing the mandatory transfer of all types of pending criminal cases against lawmakers to fast-track courts set up exclusively to deal with cases involving MPs and MLAs.
*Aug 9: AG K K Venugopal says the issue squarely fell under the domain of Parliament.
*Aug 28: SC reserves verdict.