Speaker seeks dismissal of disqualified Cong MLAs’ plea
Appearing for Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, he said the question to be put to the nine dissident MLAs is “how they went to BJP” and whether “they (nine) have violated the 10th schedule of the Constitution”. “If they have violated the 10th schedule, how can they seek stay of disqualification,” the senior counsel asked.
“How can they seek stay of disqualification when according to the division bench (of Uttarakhand High Court) they have committed the Constitutional sin of defection,” he said. “When they joined the BJP and signed the memorandum (for division of votes), they knew it was unethical and unconstitutional,” Sibal argued before Justice U C Dhyani the Speaker’s case during hearing on the petition filed by the nine MLAs against their disqualification.