SC questions Speaker domain on MP, MLA disqualification
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SC questions Speaker domain on MP, MLA disqualification

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New Delhi, Jan 21: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Parliament to rethink, if Speaker, who is also a party member, should decide disqualification petitions of MPs, MLAs.

A bench, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, said, a permanent body with a proper mechanism should be set up to adjudge the disqualification cases.

The court held that Parliament should consider having an independent and permanent body to decide disqualification petitions against MPs and MLAs, instead of the Speaker retaining exclusive powers. (UNI)

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