'No legislation passed be declared null or void'
Naik said the Judiciary and the Executive should give full respect to the laws made by Parliament.india Updated: Aug 18, 2006 19:25 IST
Shantaram Laxman Naik of Congress on Friday moved a resolution during private members' business in the Rajya Sabha seeking that no legislation passed by Parliament should be declared null and void by the Judiciary or the Executive.
The resolution said, "This House resolves that no legislation passed by Parliament shall be declared null and void and struck down by the Supreme Court of India or any High Court except by a decision unanimously declared so, by a bench comprising not less than seven judges in case of the Supreme Court and not less than five judges in case of the High Courts."
He said the Judiciary and the Executive should give full respect to the laws made by Parliament.
When Parliament passes a legislation, members have the feel of people's wishes and sanctity should be given to the items passed by the House, he added.
Naik said while scrutinising a law if only technical aspects are taken into consideration then what would be the fate of that law which is passed by Parliament.
Dr Prabha Thakur, also of the Congress, supported the resolution moved by Naik and said it singles out that "we in Parliament are representatives of people on the basis of that legislation under the Constitution".
Acts are made by this House and if they are ignored, eliminated or criticised, then Parliament is insulted.