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C'garh HC dismisses pleas on parliamentary secretaries' appointment

Press Trust of India  |  Bilaspur 

The High Court today dismissed petitions challenging the appointment of 11 parliamentary secretaries by the

The HC, however, maintained its earlier interim order, which stated that parliamentary secretaries will not be entitled to power and facilities at par with ministers.

A division bench of T B Radhakrishnan and Justice passed the order today on separate petitions filed by former MLA and activist Rakesh Choubey, said.

The petitions had sought to quash these appointments terming them illegal and unconstitutional, he said.

The HC today dismissed the petitions but held its interim order, passed in August last year, that parliamentary secretaries will not be entitled to power and facilities at par with ministers, Kachhuwaha informed.

The government had appointed 11 MLAs as parliamentary sectaries and granted them a status equivalent to state ministers.

BJP MLAs Ambesh Jangde, Labhchand Bafna, Lakhanlal Dewangan, Motiram Chandrvanshi, Rupkumari Chaudhary, Shivshankar Paikra, Suniti Rathiya, Tokhan Sahu, Champa Devi Pawale, Govardhan Singh Manjhi and Raju Singh Kshatri were appointed as parliamentary secretaries by the government.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:35 IST
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