New Delhi, Feb 9: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea by two rebel Congress former lawmakers in Aruchal Pradesh challenging acceptance of their resigtions by Speaker bam Rebia on October 1, 2015, 15 days after they signed it.
Declining to interfere with January 12 order of Gauhati High Court upholding the speaker’s decision to accept the resigtions of Wanglam Sawin and Gabriel D. Wangsu, a bench of Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked them why they kept silent for 15 long days before the resigtions were accepted.
“Be careful you don’t sign in future,” the bench said, as it dismissed the plea, being unmoved by senior counsel L. geshwar Rao’s submission that resign ation should be seen in the context of power struggle going on in Congress in the northeastern state.
Rao argued that the resigtions were not given of their free will and were given to demonstrate the solidarity with the chief minister and keep the flock together. (IANS).