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Roja Suspension Case Hearing Commences

Published: 17th February 2016 06:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2016 06:35 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Justice P V Sanjay Kumar of the Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday commenced hearing on the petition filed by YSRC MLA RK Roja, representing Nagari constituency in Chittoor district, challenging her suspension from the AP Legislative Assembly proceedings for a period of one year.

Roja, in her petition, sought directions to the AP Legislative Assembly to allow her to participate in the Assembly sessions by setting aside the suspension orders dated December 18, 2015.

Senior counsel D Prakash Reddy, who appeared for the petitioner, submitted that the Speaker has not followed the procedure while suspending the petitioner from the House and no notice was served to the petitioner before the suspension.

He relied upon the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business Rules of AP Legislative Assembly.

The senior counsel pointed out that when a resolution was moved in the House, the Assembly Speaker had straight away suspended the petitioner and not even stated under which Rule the suspension was made.

He contended that the suspension was illegal and against the principles of natural justice.

He argued that it is also contrary to Rule 340 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the AP Legislative Assembly.

The arguments will continue on Wednesday.

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