Disqualification Bill: BJP seeks Governor's dissent
The BJP in Uttaranchal has requested Governor Sudarshan Agarwal not to give his assent to the Disqualification Prevention Bill passed by the Assembly.
A delegation of BJP MLAs, led by Matbar Singh Kandari, met Agarwal at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday afternoon and submitted a memorandum against enacting of any such legislation.
"The Uttaranchal Assembly does not have the right to enact a law against the spirit of the Constitution or against the guidelines of the Supreme Court," it said citing the Shibu Soren vs Dayanand Sahay case of 2001.
The BJP delegation said the Bill passed on Monday was "against the spirit of the Supreme Court ruling wherein it has defined the office of profit very clearly".
They urged the Governor not to give his assent to the Bill by using his powers under Article 200 and 201 of the Constitution.
The move came after the Assembly passed the "Uttaranchal Legislature (UP Assembly Prevention of Disqualification Act, 1971) Amendment Bill by a voice vote with Parliamentary Affairs minister Indira Hridayesh stating that the legislature was "supreme and had the full right to enact a new law".