Rebel Congress MLAs today moved the Uttarakhand High Court challenging their disqualification by Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal after Presidents rule had been imposed in the state.
The petition has been filed before the single bench of Justice U C Dhyani of the high court against the Speakers action questioning its validity on the ground that it had been taken after invocation of Article 356 in the state when the Assembly was already under suspended animation.
The plea will be heard by the single bench at 2 PM today.
The Speaker had disqualified nine Congress MLAs under the anti-defection law hours after imposition of Presidents rule in the state on March 27, a day before the state government was scheduled to go for a floor test in the Assembly.
( Source – PTI )