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SC units apart Speaker’s ruling in opposition to Congress MLAs who defected to BJP

The Supreme Court docket on Wednesday put aside the Manipur speaker’s June 2020 resolution disqualifying three former Congress MLAs for defecting to BJP, a cost they denied.

The three had additionally challenged the choice as violative of the ideas of pure justice because the speaker had not sought their rationalization earlier than disqualifying them, they argued.

The three MLAs-Kshetrimayum Biren Singh, Yengkhom Surchandra Singh and Sanasam Bira Singh-had first gone to the Manipur Excessive Court docket in opposition to the speaker’s ruling however misplaced their case there. The excessive courtroom had upheld the speaker’s resolution on June 2, 2021. The MLAs then appealed to the highest courtroom. A bench led by Justice U U Lalit put aside the speaker’s order on Wednesday. The opposite judges on the bench had been justices Ravinder Bhatt and Bela M Trivedi.

They MLAs had been elected in 2017 on Congress get together tickets. Later, they allegedly defected to BJP. The speaker had acted in opposition to them following complaints by the Congress.

The MLAs claimed that they didn’t defect. The speaker took be aware of media stories, images, and their presence at BJP features to determine in opposition to them.

They claimed, by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, that their views had not been sought earlier than a choice. The three MLAs had been allegedly used to shore up the coalition authorities in Manipur.

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