SC to hear plea of 12 suspended Maha BJP MLAs
One-liner: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to list for hearing the plea of 12 BJP MLAs from Maharashtra challenging their one-year suspension from the State Assembly for misbehaving with the Speaker-in-chair Bhaskar Jadhav in July.
Plea needs urgent hearing: A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana was told by lawyer Siddharth Dharmadhikari that the winter session of State Assembly is likely to begin and the plea against the suspension of the MLAs needed an urgent hearing.
- The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi govt led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is slated to hold the winter session of the State Assembly between Dec 22 and 28 in Mumbai
- The motion to suspend these MLAs was moved by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab and passed by a voice vote. Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis had termed the allegation of misbehaviour as false
Need to know: This is an attempt to reduce the numbers of opposition benches, because they had exposed the govt's falsehood on the OBC quota in local bodies, said Fadnavis.
Probe sought: However, Jadhav had sought a probe into the allegation that some Shiv Sena members and he himself had made uncharitable remarks, and said he was ready to face any punishment if it was proven true.