The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict has advised Prime Minister and Chief Ministers' of the all the state not to appoint charge sheeted persons facing trail for offences as ministers even though there is no limitation for any one to be part of a state or central cabinet. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by the Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha said the Prime Minister is the trustee of the Constitution and he needs to protect it as well as the same he needs to act accordingly.
Also Article 75 of Indian Constitution, does not contain any restrictions for leaders who can or cannot be part of council of ministers. The Bench opined that people lost faith in democracy with criminalization of politics and it is difficult to restore people's faith. The Apex court left it to the wisdom of Prime Minister and Chief Ministers while taking a decision on tainted persons.