"Dangerous, unconstitutional:" Supreme Court on decision by Maharashtra Assembly to suspend 12 BJP MLAs for a year

"Now it is 12, tomorrow it will be 120. It is a dangerous argument. Absolute power does not mean unbridled. This is a serious issue," Justice AM Khanwilkar observed.
Supreme Court, 12 BJP MLAs suspended outside Maharashtra assembly
Supreme Court, 12 BJP MLAs suspended outside Maharashtra assembly

The resolution passed by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly suspending 12 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs, is prima facie unconstitutional since such a suspension cannot operate beyond six months owing to a constitutional bar, the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday [Ashish Shelar vs Maharashtra Legislative Assembly].

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