The cat is finally out of the bag. After being in denial for years, the Indian Government has confessed that there are as many as 1,581 sitting legislators facing criminal prosecution in 13,680 cases and offered to set up 12 special courts across the length and breadth of the country to speed up the trial of the tainted.
Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay whose petition against criminal politicians dodging justice has resulted in special courts for the time-bound trial of elected representatives. (Supplied)
Television journalists outside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi on August 22, 2017. (Reuters)