A petition was filed seeking disqualification of 22 defecting MLAs from the Indian National Congress to Bhartiya Janata Party on March 12, 2020, which has been pending for almost four months now and no initiation has been taken upon the same.
The Supreme court asked the speaker of the Madhya Pradesh assembly about the delay in the petition hearing and also not taking a decision on the same. The matter will now be taken into consideration on September 21th 2020.
A plea filed by Congress MLA Vinay Saxena which stated that the Speaker of Madhya Pradesh assembly has violated the deadline of 3 months to decide disqualification which has been set by the Supreme Court in its recent ruling pertaining to the Manipur MLA Defection issue and also stated that more than 4 months have passed since the filing of the petitions against the MLA’s & has been kept in cold storage by the Speaker deliberately the filing date.
In the plea, Vinay Saxena has prayed that 12 of the 22 MLAs who have been maintained in the council of ministers be restrained from functioning as ministers till a decision comes on the disqualification petition filed on 12th March 2020.