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Chhattisgarh parliamentary secretaries' appointment upheld

IANS  |  Bilaspur/Raipur 

Giving relief to the 11 parliamentary secretaries in the government, the High Court on Friday dismissed petitions challenging their appointment, though it said they would not be able to work as ministers.

The verdict came on the petitions filed by and Right to Information (RTI) activist

The decision, pronounced by a bench of and Justice Sharad Gupta, also came as a relief to Chief Minister

Reacting to the court verdict, Singh said it was a welcome judgement and that justice had been served.

"The decision is as per our expectations. I have said in the past also that the appointments are not wrong," he said.

Bhupesh Baghel, however, said that the high court had not done justice with this order.

"The has kept 11 additional ministers illegally. If the appointment had been cancelled, the government could have fallen," Baghel said.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:46 IST