On April 20, the Assembly Speaker will decide on the disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs of Goa Congress. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta presented on behalf of the Goa Speaker to the Supreme Court has given this information.
The Supreme Court has asked the Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly to pronounce the verdict on April 20 on the petition of the Congress leader seeking to disqualify the ten MLAs. These MLAs joined BJP (BJP) in 2019. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramaniam that the Speaker had agreed to give a verdict on April 20 on the disqualification petitions, following which the bench next hearing the case on April 21. Has been determined.
The court said that there should not be such a delay in delivering the verdict and told Mehta that after April 24, this bench will not be able to hear the matter. Chief Justice Bobde is retiring on April 23 and this will be his last working day in office. The bench asked Mehta to ask the Speaker to pronounce the verdict soon. Being a solicitor general, you can ask them to give a verdict on the case and you want the matter to be heard twice.
Decision up to now
To this, Mehta said that he would take instructions and asked the bench to list the matter for April 22-23 for next hearing. Senior advocate appearing on behalf of Congress leader Girish Chodankar said that this was a mockery of the entire proceedings as the Supreme Court had recorded a statement on 10 February that the Speaker would settle the petitions by 26 February but till now the decision is safe and No judgment has been pronounced.
The next hearing of the case will be held on April 21
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by Congress leader Chodankar, stating that in July 2019, ten MLAs decided to merge the alleged Legislature Party into BJP, claiming to be two-thirds of the Congress party in the Assembly and the Speaker Made aware of this decision.
The Congress leader had last month requested the Supreme Court to direct the Speaker to take a decision on his petition seeking disqualification of 10 MLAs.
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