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Disqualification case: HC reserves judgment, to pronounce on June 8

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Imphal, June 5:

Manipur High Court has reserved the judgment hearing of the disqualification case filed against 7 (seven) MLAs who have defected from Congress Party and joined the BJP.

The Congress party had filed another miscellaneous affidavit in connection with the disqualification case of the seven MLAs following the election notification of the Rajya Sabha election. In the earlier hearing for the case the High Court had scheduled the hearing on June 10. However, the Congress Party filed another miscellaneous case day before yesterday urging the court to direct the Speaker’s tribunal of the Manipur Legislative Assembly to dispose the pending case for disqualification of the seven defected MLAs  or to prevent the MLAs from entering the state Assembly Premises.

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal appeared for the petitioner.

It may be mentioned that the Congress party, is hopeful of winning the case as there has been already a ruling of the Supreme Court that favours the Congress MLAs, in the disqualification case of MLA Th. Shyamkumar of Andro Assembly Constituency. Shyamkumar was disqualified by the Speaker’s tribunal on March 28 , 2020 following the directives of the Supreme Court of India.   

Rinku Khumukcham

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