HJC seeks disqualification of Haryana Speaker, 4 other MLAs
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 22:18
  
Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted six weeks' time to the Haryana Assembly Speaker and five MLAs, who had left the Haryana Janhit Congress to join the Congress, to file their reply on a petition seeking their disqualification.

HJC President Kuldeep Bishnoi, MLA, had sought disqualification of the five legislators, elected to the Haryana Assembly on HJC ticket last year, from the membership of the House under the 10th Scheduled or 'Anti Defection Law'.

Justice Permod Kohli granted six weeks' time to Speaker H S Chatha and MLAs Satpal Sangwan, Rao Narinder Singh, Dharampal Chokker, Vinod Bhayana and Zile Ram Sharma and posted the matter for October 14.

The six had joined the Congress, which had won 40 seats in the 90-member state assembly and failed to get a simple majority.

The Court asked the counsel for the respondents to give in advance the copy of their replies to the counsel for the petitioner, before filing it in the High Court before the next date of hearing.

Bishnoi had filed five petitions seeking the disqualification of these MLAs before the Speaker on December 9, 2009.

However, he later moved the High Court alleging that the Speaker was intentionally delaying proceedings during the last eight months.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 22:18


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