HC dismisses petition by rebel Congress MLAs of Uttarakhand against notice issued by Uttarakhand Speaker.

Harish Rawat

Their petitions seeking relief against expulsion notices issued by the legislative assembly Speaker were dismissed by the high court in Nainital

Rebel Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand had a setback on Friday when their petitions seeking relief against expulsion notices issued by the legislative assembly Speaker were dismissed by the high court in Nainital.

Judge Sadhanshu Dhulia said Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal could decide. Excepting former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, the eight other MLAs had filed after Kunjwal issued notices to them for violating the party’s directives.

“We have the option to seek remedy in the Supreme Court,” said Umesh Sharma Kau, a rebel MLA from the Raipur area in Dehradun.

The Speaker’s notices to the nine asked them to reply by Saturday evening. Prior to this, Indira Hridayesh, chief whip of the ruling party, wrote a letter to the Speaker for expulsion of the nine from the assembly, for going against the party’s directives. To counter this, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and the rebels have served notice for removal of the Speaker. Thar apart, all nine rebels had sought more time to reply to the Speaker’s notices, saying they should be allowed to study all the evidence quoted against them.

HC dismisses petition by rebel Congress MLAs of Uttarakhand against notice issued by Uttarakhand Speaker.

Rebel Congress MLAs of Uttarakhand file a petition in HC against notice issued by Uttarakhand Speaker.

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