SC issues notice to Rajasthan Speaker on plea against merger of 6 BSP MLAs with Cong

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On Thursday, the Apex Court issued notice to Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi after hearing a petition seeking the cancellation of membership of 6 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs who merged with the Congress.

The SC Bench, headed by Justice S Abdul Nazeer & also comprising Justice KM Joseph, today asked the BSP Lawyer Satish Chandra Mishra why he did not approach the HC for relief.

The BSP, during the course of the hearing today, submitted to the Supreme Court that it is a national party & the state unit can’t take a decision of merger without the approval of the national unit.

BSP had moved the Supreme Court & filed the petition challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Joshi’s approval of the merger of six BSP MLAs with the Indian National Congress (INC).

Mishra submitted to the SC that the State Assembly Speaker cannot pass an order approving the merger.

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