How can a Member of Parliament be removed?


According to Article (83) of the Constitution, a Member of Parliament may lose his or her seat in any of the following instances—

  • On resignation in writing to the Speaker;
  • If he or she subsequently ceases to qualify to be a Member of Parliament;
  • If he or she is absent from 15 sittings without permission of the Speaker;
  • If he or she is found guilty of violation of the Leadership Code of Conduct;
  • If he or she joins another party or leaves the party and decides to remain an Independent member;
  • If a member was elected as an independent and joins a party; or
  • On appointment as a public officer.