New Delhi, Sept 26 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Punjab Government and Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal while acting on a petition filed by former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Questioning the State Assembly's power to expel a member, Amarinder had challenged his expulsion.
The apex court issued the notice to Badal in his personal capacity.
Seeking assistance from the Attorney General, a bench headed by Justice S B Sinha referred the matter to a larger three-judge bench, saying that an important question of law is involved in it.
On September 10, the Punjab Assembly passed a resolution to expel Amarinder and declared his Patiala seat vacant on the basis of a House Committee report in the Amritsar land scam.
The committee in its report had held guilty Amarinder and two other Congress leaders Jagjit Singh Chaudhary and Jugal Kishore Sharma for alleged irregularities in exempting 32.10 acres of land for private development in Amritsar during his tenure as chief minister.