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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