OoP: Seek SC advice, NDA goads Prez
Prez has been asked to to seek advice of apex court on constitutional validity of the office-of-profit under Article 143.india Updated: Jul 24, 2006 13:02 IST
The opposition NDA on Monday requested President APJ Abdul Kalam to seek the advice of the Supreme Court on the Constitutional validity of the office-of-profit bill that the government has decided to reintroduce in Parliament in its original form.
Leader of Opposition LK Advani told reporters after calling on Kalam, as part of an NDA delegation, that the alliance requested the President to seek the opinion of the Supreme Court on the proposed legislation under Article 143 of the Constitution.
"We, the members of the National Democratic Alliance, urge you to seriously consider referring the factum of the Constitutional validity of this bill to the Supreme Court for its advisory opinion under Article 143 of the Constitution," the NDA said in its memorandum to the President.