Monday, May 9, 2016

No relief to disqualified MLAs from SC

No relief to disqualified MLAs from SC
New Delhi: There is no relief to disqualified MLA’s from Supreme Court. The Apex Court upheld the Uttarakhand High Court Order dismissing the 9 MLA’s petition against their disqualification.

Matter to be heard on July 12. The disqualified MLAs won't be allowed to participate in the floor test to take place on Tuesday, 10th May 2016.

The lawmakers had gone to the top court after the Uttarakhand high court earlier in the day upheld their disqualification by the assembly speaker.

The Supreme Court verdict is seen by many as good news for sacked chief minister Harish Rawat, who has to prove his majority in the 71-member House. His government plunged into a crisis after the nine MLAs sided with the opposition BJP during a debate over the budget in March.

Earlier on morning Monday 9th May 2016 the Uttarakhand high court dismissed the petition of nine Congress MLAs against their disqualification, a decision that will bar them from participating in the confidence vote proceedings in the Assembly on 10th May 2016..

Event chronology in High Court & Suprme Court:
- Uttarakhand high court issues notice to BJP rebel MLA Bhim Lal Arya, next hearing is on May 16.

-Congress leader Ambika Soni, on high court order, said, “I think Uttarakhand high court’s order is right and the Supreme Court will also declare its order.

- The Supreme Court says it will pronounce its order at 4 pm on petition of 9 disqualified Uttarakhand MLAs who have challenged decision of high court.
- The SC says voting in floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly shall take place tomorrow (Tuesday) as directed.
- The apex court rejects Congress’ stand that principal secy (legislative and parliamentary affairs) is an outsider in the House.
- Hearing on 9 disqualified Uttarakhand MLAs plea begins in Supreme Court.

- The Supreme Court appointed principal secretary (legislative assembly & parliamentary affairs) Jaidev Singh to oversee floor test proceedings in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

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