On 25th September, the court in Public Interest Foundation case decided that it does not have the authority to disqualify electoral candidates upon framing of criminal charges. Presently, the electoral candidates are disqualified only upon conviction and the court respected the separation of power by not adding more disqualification .However, the court issued a slew of guidelines, including asking the Parliament to enact a relevant law and asking Election Commission to give wide publicity to candidates' criminal antecedents in print and electronic media. The court has made regular interventions in addressing the menace of criminalisation of politics. Here, we map some of the previous Supreme Court interventions on the issue.

2002
Union of India v. Association for Democratic Reforms
2004
PUCL v. UOI
2005
K. Prabhakarn vs. P. Jayarajan
2013
Lily Thomas vs. UOI
2014
Law Commission 244th report - Electoral Disqualification
2014
Manoj Narula vs. UOI
2018
Public Interest Foundation vs. UOI