Goa Congress chief strikes SC over itemizing of disqualification case

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 24

Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar moves Supreme Court against its registry for not listing his petition on disqualification of 10 rebel Congress Members of Legislative Assembly who defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party in July 2019.

Hanging fire since August 8, 2019, Chodankar’s petition sought directions to the Goa Assembly Speaker to decide the disqualification pleas against 10 rebel Congress MLAs.

Now, he wanted the top court to urgently list the petition for hearing within a month.

Chodankar pointed out that his petition was last listed before the apex court on August 11, 2020, with directions that it’s to be listed after two weeks.

“Accordingly, in terms of the aforesaid direction of this court, the captioned writ petition ought to have been listed on or around August 26, 2020. However, the matter has not been listed ever since August 11 till date in spite of the aforementioned order dated August 11,” he submitted.

The party and its lawyer repeatedly followed up with the Registrar of the listing branch and the petition was allotted a tentative date on 17 occasions but still it hasn’t been listed.

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