A bench of justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.V. Nagarathna adjourned the matter to the third week of January. The bench orally expressed concern over delay in taking choices on disqualification of defecting legislators underneath the anti-defection legal guidelines. The high court docket was knowledgeable that the Speaker has mounted the subsequent listening to on the disqualification petition on December 21.
At the start of the listening to, the bench requested the West Bengal authorities counsel whether or not the excessive court docket handed any order on October 7. The counsel knowledgeable the highest court docket that it adjourned the matter on account of plea within the Supreme Court.
The bench famous that there are such a lot of circumstances the place there’s delay by the Speaker, and the court docket is commonly advised to keep away and permit the Speaker to decide.
The high court docket was listening to petitions, which included a petition by the Speaker of the West Bengal Assembly, difficult the Calcutta High Court order asking him to take into account Roy’s disqualification underneath the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution. In September, the excessive court docket had requested the Speaker to decide on disqualification of Roy by October 7 or it could itself take a name on the matter. The excessive court docket had handed this order on a plea filed by BJP MLA Ambika Roy.
In the plea, Ambika Roy had challenged Mukul Roy’s appointment as meeting’s PAC (Public Accounts Committee) chairman, a submit which is reserved for the Opposition chief. Roy joined the BJP in 2017, however left it for TMC on June 11.