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Independent Body, Not Speaker, Should Decide Disqualification of MPs and MLAs: SC to Parliament

The bench asked if the Speaker should alone be entrusted with decisions on disqualification petitions when he/she is still a member of a political party. Pitching for either a permanent body or some other independent mechanism, the bench took into account certain recent cases in the top court and maintained that the independence of Speaker is being raised time and again now. ........Read more