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Rebel Congress MLAs Move Court Against Speaker's Action

Congress MLAs moved Uttarakhand HC challenging disqualification by the Speaker after imposition of President\'s rule.

Published: 30th March 2016 02:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2016 02:21 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

DEHRADUN: Congress MLAs today moved the Uttarakhand High Court challenging their disqualification by Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal after President's rule had been imposed in the state.

The petition has been filed before the single bench of Justice U C Dhyani of the high court against the Speaker's action questioning its validity on the ground that it had been taken after invocation of Article 356 in the state when the Assembly was already under suspended animation.

The plea will be heard by the single bench at 2 PM today.

The Speaker had disqualified nine Congress MLAs under the anti-defection law hours after imposition of President's rule in the state on March 27, a day before the state government was scheduled to go for a floor test in the Assembly.



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