SC refuses Uttarakhand disqualified MLAs to take part in session

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New Delhi, July 20: The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to grant interim relief to nine Uttarakhand MLAs who had sought to take part in the assembly session set to commence from July 21.

The 9 disqualified MLAs of Uttarakhand had moved the Supreme Court seeking a directive permitting them to take part in the assembly session starting on July 21.

Disqualified MLAs will miss Session

The court however refused to issue any interim direction on their petition. As a result of this the MLAs will not be allowed to take part in the session to be held on Thursday.

The MLAs had referred to the Arunachal Pradesh verdict while supporting their case. While quoting the verdict they said that they cannot be disqualified by the Speaker facing resolution for removal.

Referring to paragraph 175 of the landmark verdict of the Supreme Court, re-installing the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh, the MLAs have said that Article 179 (c) of the Constitution disentitles the Speaker against whom a resolution for removal is pending from disqualifying any member of the House.

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