Suspension of MLA is worse than expulsion - Supreme Court of India
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The Supreme Court of India observed that suspension from the Legislative Assembly for a year is “worse” than expulsion, as it affects the right of a constituency to remain represented in the House, otherwise it will create a constitutional void.
- The observation came, while a bench led by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, which was hearing the pleas filed by 12 BJP MLAs who have challenged their one year suspension from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for allegedly misbehaving with the presiding officer.
- The Supreme Court said the House cannot suspend a member beyond 59 days based on the statutory obligation under Article 190(4).
- Article 190 (4) of the Constitution says that if for a period of 60 days, a member of a House, without its permission, is absent, the House may declare his or her seat vacant.
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