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Marandi files petition in HC challenging Speaker's merger decision

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

JVM has filed a writ petition in the High Court challenging the Assembly Speaker's decision to approve the merger of six party MLAs with the

The former minister and the of the Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik), Pradip Yadav, filed the petition on Tuesday, pleading the court to quash Dinesh Oraon's ruling as it was "unconstitutional" because he did not give "attention to several facts".

The petitioners claimed that the allegedly overlooked the under the 10th Schedule and allowed the merger of the six JVM MLAs.

The petitioners also claimed that only six MLAs had left the JVM and joined the and that the had recognized the JVMs bylaws, which "found the merger did not take place".

The had on February 20 said he went through all the legal points and found that their merger with the was "legal".

The turncoat MLAs are - (Land & Revenue Minister), Randhir Kumar Singh (Agriculture Minister), Naveen Jaiswal, Ganesh Ganju, and

Along with their supporters the MLAs joined the on February 11, 2015 and asked the Speaker to allot them separate seats with the ruling party in the House as they have merged with the BJP along with 2/3rd of the members.

The writ petition filed by Marandi has not yet been listed in the high court.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:48 IST