SC refuses to debar convicted MPs from today's voting

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New Delhi, Jul 22 (UNI) The Supreme Court refused to entertain plea for urgent hearing of a PIL seeking to debar convicted MP's from casting their vote in Parliament today on the Vote of Confidence, introduced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan declined the request of petitioner Ashok Pandey, an advocate, that his petition should be heared immediately as voting on Confidence Motion is to take place at 1800 hrs today in the Lok Sabha.

The apex court was of the view that there was no urgency in the matter and also refused to issue any interim directions.

Dr Singh is seeking the Vote of Confidence from the Lower House following withdrawal of support by the Left parties on the Indo-US nuke deal.

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