Tankha, who appeared earlier than the Bombay High Court bench in Goa, additionally stated that one other regional celebration ‘Goa Forward’ on Monday filed one other petition in assist of the plea filed by (*10*) and the High Court issued contemporary notices to the 10 MLAs and Speaker Rajesh Patnekar for a response.
Both petitions, the counsel stated, have been clubbed collectively for disposal.
“The counsel for the Speaker, the Advocate General was present and now (the matter) is listed for final disposal on December 10. Before that, all parties have to complete their pleadings. All parties have to complete their pleadings by December 9. On December 10, the HC will hear everybody,” Tankha stated.
(*10*) in his petition had argued that the cut up by the 10 Congress MLAs and their subsequent merger with the BJP was unlawful and violative of the provisions of Schedule 10 of the Constitution.
(*10*) approached the High Court after Speaker Patnekar in an oral order dismissed a disqualification petition filed by (*10*) against the ten MLAs in April this 12 months.
Tankha stated that defections have been a scourge in a democracy and stated that every one events ought to come collectively to place an finish to the menace.
“But beyond what we have said in the High Court, I would like to reiterate our commitment to democracy, our commitment to an ethical government. I, personally and my party believe there should be no defections and defection is a disease, it is a scourge which has ruined and given a bad name to our democracy,” Tankha stated.
“So we should do everything within our power as a political party to give clean and good administration and governance and have a defector-free government,” he added.