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  • SC sets aside a TN Assembly resolution suspending six DMDK legislators

    Published on February 13, 2016

    scNew Delhi: Supreme Court has set aside a resolution of the Tamil Nadu Assembly suspending six DMDK legislators for allegedly creating ruckus and attempting to assault the Speaker in the House last year without giving them the chance to defend themselves. A bench of justices J Chelameswar and Abhay Manohar Sapre Friday quashed the March 31st, last year’s resolution of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly recommending action against them. It said, the principle of natural justice was violated, as the MLAs were not provided with the video recording of their conduct. The bench said, the consequence of setting aside the resolution was that the salary and other benefits incidental to the membership of the Assembly stand restored to the six MLAs.

    Following a ruckus inside the state Assembly on February 19th, last year, 19 MLAs, including the six petitioners, were suspended from the House for the remaining period of that session through a resolution