Supreme Court quashes the suspension of 12 BJP MLA from Maharashtra Assembly

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In a significant judgement the Supreme Court on 28 January 2022 has  set aside the Maharashtra Assembly's decision to suspend 12 legislators of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for a one-year period beginning July 5, 2021.


  • A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar said the MLAs cannot be suspended beyond the session.The apex court held that the suspension beyond the remainder of the session of the Assembly was  substantially unconstitutional and irrational.
  •  Reinstating them, the court held that the resolutions passed by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly were illegal and it was beyond the powers of the assembly . 
  • The court held that the suspended 12  MLAs will now be entitled to all consequential benefits after the conclusion of the session in July, last year.
  • The legislators were suspended for a year for allegedly misbehaving with Bhaskar Jadhav, the presiding officer in the Assembly.

Kindly also see 12 January 2022 post on the issue 

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