Business Standard

Courts can't intervene in disqualification process: Rajasthan Speaker to SC

Lawyer says courts can only intervene when the Speaker takes a decision to suspend or disqualify a member of the House

C P Joshi (Photo: Twitter @drcpjoshi)
Premium

The hearing on the plea is underway.(Photo: Twitter @drcpjoshi)

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Rajasthan Assembly Speaker C P Joshi on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the state high court has no jurisdiction to restrain him from conducting disqualification proceedings till July 24 against 19 dissident Congress MLAs, including sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot.
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra commenced hearing on Joshi's plea that referred to a famous top court verdict rendered in the 1992 Kihoto Hollohan case, in which it was held that courts can't intervene in disqualification proceedings undertaken by the Speaker under Tenth Schedule to the Constitution.

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jul 23 2020 | 1:43 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com