SC refuses to hear PIL seeking quashing of Food Security Bill

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 14:24

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea challenging controversial food security ordinance on Monday.

A PIL was filed by advocate ML Sharma with the apex body seeking quashing of the food security ordinance stating its misuse for political gains as the reason behind it.

The PIL stated that since it was not an “emergency” situation, the power to promulgate ordinances during recess of Parliament under Article 123 of Constitution has been misused.
It further questioned invoking of Article 123 in the absence of an emergency situation.

President Pranab Mukherjee had passed the ordinance enabling the nation’s two-third population to get food grains at subsidised rates every month.



First Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 14:01

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