A former Delhi MLA today moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer to itself the two petitions pending with the Delhi and the Allahabad high courts and challenging the nomination of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha.
Former Delhi legislator Ram Gopal Singh Sisodia moved the apex court through advocate R K Kapoor and sought the transfer of the two petitions from the two high courts saying there was likelihood of conflicting judgements from the two high courts.
Sisodia made the transfer plea, invoking Article 139 of the Constitution which empowers the apex court to transfer to itself any case pending before a high court either on its own or on a plea made by the Attorney General of India or by a party to any such case that such questions are substantial questions of general importance.
Sisodia sought the transfer of two anti-Sachin petitions from the two high courts to the apex court arguing that "there is likelihood that there may be contradictory judgements by the two high courts, while the points involved in them are of substantial public importance and the facts and submissions set out in both the petitions are similar."
"It would be in the interest of things that both the writ petitions are transferred before this (apex) court and final interpretation is given to the provisions of article 80 of the Constitution of India," said Sisodia's petition.