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Speaker under cloud should not adjudicate matters under 10th Schedule: SC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, July 13: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that a Speaker cannot adjudicate on the disqualification of lawmakers under the anti-defection law if a resolution seeking his own removal is pending before the assembly. "We hereby hold, that it would be constitutiolly impermissible for a Speaker to adjudicate upon disqualification petitions under the Tenth Schedule, while a notice of resolution for his own removal from the office of Speaker, is pending", said Justices Jagdish Singh Khehar, Piki Chandra Ghosh and N.V. Rama in their main judgment restoring bam Tuki as the Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister.

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