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Disqualification Case: Speaker’s Tribunal dismisses objection plea by 7 MLAs

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Imphal, June 6:

Congress party sees hopes to their struggle for disqualification of 7 Congress MLAs who had defected the party and joined the BJP after the Speaker’s Tribunal of the Manipur Legislative Assembly today dismissed the miscellaneous objection plea filed by the 7 MLAs on the ground that the applications filed by them does not have any merit.

Altogether 15 (fifteen) Disqualification Cases, against Oinam Lukhoi Singh, MLA from Wangoi Assembly constituency, 3 (three) Disqualification Cases, MLA Ksh. Biren Singh, of Lamlai Assembly Constituency, 3 (three) Disqualification Cases against MLA Paonam Brojen Singh, of Wangjing Tentha Assembly Constituency, 3 (three) Disqualification Cases against MLA Sanasam Bira Singhof Kumbi Assembly Constituency and one each case against MLA Ngamthang Haokip of Saitu, MLA Ginsuanhau of Singhat and MLA Yengkhom Surchandra of Kakching respectively, have been preferred before this Tribunal, seeking for disqualification for being members of the 11th  Manipur Legislative Assembly under Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The respondent MLAs today submitted objection plea against the petitioners’ application for disqualification of them.

After hearing both the counsels of the petitioners and the respondent, the Speaker’s Tribunal today dismissed the plea on the following ground:-

(a) where it does not disclose a cause of action;

(b) where the relief claimed is undervalued, and the plaintiff, on being required by the Court to correct the valuation within a time to be fixed by the Court, fails to do so;

(c) where the relief claimed is properly valued, but the plaint is returned upon paper insufficiently stamped, and the plaintiff, on being required by the Court to supply the requisite stamp-paper within a time to be fixed by the Court, fails to do so;

(d) where the suit appears from the statement in the plaint to be barred by any law;

(e) where it is not filed in duplicate;

(f) where the plaintiff fails to comply with the provisions of rule 9:

Provided that the time fixed by the Court for the correction of the valuation or supplying of the requisite stamp-paper shall not be extended unless the Court, for reasons to be recorded, is satisfied that the plaintiff was prevented by any cause of an exceptional nature from correcting the valuation or supplying the requisite stamp-paper, as the case may be, within the time fixed by the Court and that refusal to extend such time would cause grave injustice to the plaintiff.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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1 comment

  • raj
    raj Saturday, 06 June 2020 18:24 Comment Link

    Miscellaneous objection plea??? kidding or what?? Rubbing salt to wound of people who elected them.

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