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Speaker not final authority: Lahoti

Settling the question of superiority, he said that it is the judiciary whose decision prevails when legislature or executive oversteps its limit.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 11:51 IST

FORMER CHIEF Justice R C Lahoti while replying to queries at ‘Meet the Press’ conference at the Indore Press Club today, said that the Constitution has not granted the final authority to the Lok Sabha Speaker, when asked to comment on Somnath Chatterji’s refusal to accept the Supreme Court notice in connection with expulsion of MPs caught on camera for taking bribes.

Settling the question of superiority, he said that it is the judiciary whose decision prevails when legislature or executive oversteps its limit.

“But if we want judiciary to be independent, the power to supervise judiciary should rest with itself,” former chief justice remarked.

First Published: Jan 31, 2006 12:21 IST