Kohima, June 04 (NE): Regarding the proceedings of the Guwahati High Court judgment on the disqualification of the 7 MLAs (NPF), the Naga People’s Front (NPF) party urged the Hon’ble Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) Speaker to use his good office in adjudicating the matter without any further delay and with fairness, as the Hon’ble High Court has directed the Hon’ble Speaker to decide the disqualification case of the 7 NPF MLAs within six weeks.
The NPF informed that the court in its latest hearing on June 02, 2020, has directed Speaker, NLA to conclude the disqualification proceedings and pass appropriate orders within a period of 6 (six) weeks time.
The Court has also directed the petitioners as well as the respondent to appear before the respondent either in person or through their authorized representatives on June 08, 2020 to receive further instructions to enable the respondent to conclude the proceeding within the specific period of time allotted by the Court.
The party further mentioned that the ratio of the judgement rendered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Keisham Meghachandra Singh (supra), in the instant case have noticed that the disqualification petitions were filed on April 24, 2019, which is more than 13 (thirteen) months by now.
However, at the same time, it is also noticed that substantial progress have already been made in the adjudicatory process of the disqualification petitions by the Speaker leading to framing of issues as far back as on March 21, 2020. But having noted the fact that issues to be decided in the disqualification petitions have already been framed on March 21, 2020 and thereafter, no further progress have been made in the proceeding, so the Court is of the considered view and directed the Speaker, Nagaland Legislative Assembly to conclude the disqualification proceedings in a given time allotted.