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SC notice to EC, Goa on Congress plea to disqualify minister

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission, the government and on a plea filed by the seeking disqualification of Vishwajit

A bench of Dipak Misra, Justice and Justice also sought response from the poll panel EC, government and and within six weeks.

Filing the petition, the contended that was elected to the assembly on its ticket and resigned before the proved its majority on the floor of the Assembly on March 17, 2017, and the wrongly accepted his resignation before the test.

Rane later got re-elected as a BJP MLA.

The asked if the Speaker can accept the resignation of an MLA, who has incurred a disqualification by an act of defiance of a without conducting an inquiry as contemplated under the proviso to Article 190(3) (b) of the Constitution.

The party has approached the apex court challenging the October 11 last year order of the of Goa bench that dismissed its disqualification petition filed against Rane, on the grounds that a disqualification petition was already filed before the



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:28 IST