MNS legislator takes oath after his suspension relaxed
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 15:48
Nagpur: The ruling alliance in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Wednesday moved a resolution in the House to relax the suspension of MNS member Shishir Shinde, a move that allowed him to take oath as an MLA.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Harshwardhan Patil, moving the resolution in the lower House, said the state Assembly by a unanimously resolution on November 9 had suspended the membership of Shinde for four years from November 20 onwards, thereby imposing a ban on his entry into premises of Vidhan Bhawan in Mumbai and Nagpur.

Shinde, before being suspended, had not taken oath as member of the House. He and MNS group leader Bala Nandgaonkar had earlier requested the Speaker to allow him take oath, by quoting provisions of the Constitution and the Maharashtra Assembly rule.

As per the Maharashtra Assembly rule 16, all new members should take oath as per the laid down procedure.

Therefore, as per Constitutional requirement, the Assembly passed a resolution and relaxed Shinde's suspension to allow him take oath in Speaker's chamber. The suspension will, however, continue as per the decision of the state Assembly on Nov 9.

Shinde was later administered the oath in the chamber of Speaker Dilip Walse Patil.


First Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 15:48

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