Disqualified MLAs membership restored by Allahabad High Court

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Disqualified MLAs membership restored by Allahabad High Court


News / Election Commission of India   /   Jun 01, 2015
Kulbir Manhas
Kulbir Manhas
Kulbir writes about politics, social issues and technology. He has worked in an NGO for several years.

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Lucknow:  The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday restored the membership of BSP MLA Uma Shankar Singh who was disqualified by the Governor recently.

UP Governor Ram Naik had disqualified him from the UP Legislative Assembly after Lok Ayukta found him guilty of making millions from government contracts.  The Governor had acted on the supporting advice from the Election Commission of India (ECI).

The High Court averred that Singh continued to be an MLA. It added that all the concerned parties should represent before the ECI once again. No doubt, the court has observed the fact the Singh was not allowed to plead his case before the ECI.  

The judgment of the Allahabad High Court will have far-reaching effects. With immediate effect of the judgment would be that BJP MLA Bajrang Bahadur dismissed on similar charges could invoke it to get relief.

MLA from Rasda in Ballia district of east UP, Uma Shankar Singh was operating numerous companies involved in executing government contracts.

The Supreme Court had stayed the bye-election in Rasda on a special leave petition (SLP) filed by Uma Shankar Singh, saying that his petition against disqualification was pending before the high court.
 

 

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