38.6c New Delhi, India, Friday, June 21, 2024
Political NEWS

Supreme Court to hear on Oct 13 plea alleging delay in deciding disqualification plea against Ajit Pawar, other MLAs

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      09 October, 2023 05:34 PM      0 Comments
SC notice to Maharashtra Assembly Speaker on delay in deciding disqualification plea against Ajit Pawar other MLAs

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine a plea by Sharad Pawar faction of the Nationalist Congress Party against delay in deciding their disqualification plea against Ajit Pawar and seven other MLAs under the Tenth Schedule (anti-defection law).

A bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra scheduled the petition filed by NCP leader Jayant Patil, for consideration on Friday, October 13.

The bench had earlier fixed October 13 as the date for taking up a similar plea by Uddhav Thackeray's faction of Shiv Sena against the delay in deciding the disqualification petitions filed against Maharashtra's current Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and other MLAs.

"We had earlier asked the Speaker to fix a schedule. We will list the petition by Shiv Sena and this one together," the bench said.

On behalf of Ajit Pawar faction, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi contended facts in both the cases were different. He said the instant matter is different. The petition for disqualification was filed only in September and soon after, they filed a petition in this court, he said.

Appearing for Patil, senior advocate Kapil Sibal submitted the petition was filed in July and even the notice was not issued by the Speaker.

In July, this year, in a sudden and surprise turn of events, Ajit Pawar along with other nine NCP MLAs joined the Shinde government in Maharashtra.

Pawar, who was the Leader of Opposition in Assembly, was appointed deputy Chief Minister. He was declared as leader of the legislative party of the NCP.

On September 18, the top court had fast-tracked the hearing on the disqualification petitions against Shinde and other Shiv Sena MLAs and asked the Speaker to list the matter before him within a week and fix a time schedule to decide disqualification pleas.

The bench had then said that the Speaker has to abide by the dignity of the Supreme Court and four months have passed since its judgement in May, where the court asked the Speaker, Rahul Narwekar, to decide the fate of 16 Shiv Sena MLAs, including Shinde, who were accused of anti-party activities.

On July 14, the Supreme Court issued notice to the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker on a fresh petition by Shiv Sena (UBT) MLA Sunil Prabhu seeking a direction to expedite decision on the disqualification petitions against Shinde and others.
 



Share this article:

About:

Explore Comprehensive Legal Reporting with LawStreet Journal: Your Go-To Source for Supreme Court an...Read more

Follow:
TwitterLinkedinInstagram


Leave a feedback about this
Related Posts
View All

Ayodhya verdict: SC rules in favour of Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board gets alternate land Ayodhya verdict: SC rules in favour of Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board gets alternate land

SC bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi has allotted the dispute site to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, while directing the government to allot an alternate 5 acre land within Ayodhya to Sunni Waqf Board to build a mosque.

Supreme Court Top Panel Names Chief Justices for Bombay, Orissa and Meghalaya High Courts Supreme Court Top Panel Names Chief Justices for Bombay, Orissa and Meghalaya High Courts

The Orissa High Court has been without a permanent chief justice since January 5, 2020 after the retirement of former Chief Justice, KS Jhaveri. The high court is currently headed by acting Chief Justice Sanju Panda.

Himachal Pradesh High Court Grant Bail to a Man Accused of Committing Unnatural Acts with Cow, Said that there is no Criminal History Depicting Pervert Mind [READ ORDER] Himachal Pradesh High Court Grant Bail to a Man Accused of Committing Unnatural Acts with Cow, Said that there is no Criminal History Depicting Pervert Mind [READ ORDER]

without commenting on the merits of the case at this stage of investigation and the period of detention he faced in jail, the Court after analyzing all things allowed bail to the accused person ( Jai Ram). Himachal Pradesh High Court, Grant Bail, Justice Anup Chitrakara

How the Waqf Board has the third largest ownership of land after the Indian Railways and the Defense Dept.? How the Waqf Board has the third largest ownership of land after the Indian Railways and the Defense Dept.?

SHO Bhardwaj was quick to defend the Maulvi in questioning regarding the Mazar but harassed the reported who sought truth. Why did the SHO have to harass a Media reporter when he was doing his job? Who benefits from this? Why is there a Mazar on a flyover? Why is a Minority Welfare development Board in control of so much property? || #Mazar #SHOBhardwaj #Mazar #Mosque #WaqfBoard #Islam #News #Waqf #RemoveSHOBharadwaj

TRENDING NEWS

gujarat-hc-judge-to-watch-maharaj-to-decide-plea-for-stay-on-release
Trending Judiciary
Gujarat HC judge to watch 'Maharaj', to decide plea for stay on release

Gujarat HC to watch Junaid Khan’s movie “Maharaj” to decide on release stay plea. The film’s release was postponed due to concerns from Pushtimarg sect devotees.

20 June, 2024 12:26 PM
sc-orders-cbi-probe-into-neet-ug-irregularities-stays-hc-proceedings-while-refusing-to-stay-counselling
Trending Judiciary
SC orders CBI probe into NEET UG irregularities, stays HC proceedings while refusing to stay counselling

The Supreme Court suspends NEET UG 2024 HC proceedings, refuses to stay counselling; issues notice for CBI probe into exam irregularities.

20 June, 2024 01:43 PM

TOP STORIES

india-tv-journalist-rajat-sharma-sues-congress-leaders-for-defamation
Trending Judiciary
India TV journalist Rajat Sharma sues Congress leaders for defamation

Veteran journalist Rajat Sharma sues Congress leaders for defamation in Delhi HC, alleging tweets damaged his 40-year reputation. Justice Krishna reserves order.

15 June, 2024 12:09 PM
miscreants-scribble-ram-on-goat-headed-for-bakri-eid-sacrifice-gau-gyan-foundation-demands-action
Trending Crime, Police And Law
Miscreants scribble "Ram" on goat headed for Bakri Eid sacrifice, 'Gau Gyan Foundation' demands action

Miscreants scribble 'Ram' on goat headed for Bakri Eid sacrifice in Mumbai, animal welfare organization Gau Gyan Foundation demands police action for hurting religious sentiments.

15 June, 2024 05:49 PM
offence-committed-outside-india-by-indian-citizen-requires-centres-sanction-us-188-crpc-for-trial-in-india-kerala-hc
Trending Judiciary
Offence committed outside India by Indian citizen requires centre’s sanction U/S 188 CrPC for trial in India: Kerala HC [Read Order]

Kerala HC quashes proceedings against a husband for cruelty committed in Australia, citing lack of Centre’s sanction under Section 188 CrPC for trial in India.

15 June, 2024 06:06 PM
women-including-housewife-approach-ncw-against-controversial-ips-officer-gyaneshwar-singh
Trending Crime, Police And Law
Women, including housewife, approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh

Two women approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh, citing harassment for tweets based on news reports about his involvement in high-profile cases.

17 June, 2024 03:10 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email