Punjab and Haryana HC sets aside appointment of four chief parl secys in Hry
By Team Legistify / 2017-07-08

Have a Legal Issue?

Get connected to the Best Lawyers and Chartered Accountants Near You!


In a setback to the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today set aside the appointment of four BJP MLAs as chief parliamentary secretaries.

The judgment of a division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court came on a PIL filed by a lawyer, Jagmohan Singh Bhatti, who had filed the litigation shortly after the four were appointed chief parliamentary secretaries in July 2015.

A division bench comprising Justices S S Saron and Darshan Singh, however, gave the four legislators – Shyam Singh Rana, Bakhshish Singh Virk, Seema Trikha and Kamal Gupta – time to file an appeal against the order by keeping it in abeyance for three weeks.

The Haryana government’s decision to appoint the four was challenged by Bhatti on the ground that there were no such provisions in the Constitution and the appointments were thus, unconstitutional, and also a burden on the exchequer.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had administered oath to four party legislators as chief parliamentary secretaries on July 23, 2015.

None

Have a Legal Issue?

Get connected to the Best Lawyers and Chartered Accountants Near You!


Related Posts

Read More News on Similar Topics