Maharashtra Politics judgment: Why Supreme Court referred Nabam Rebia judgment on powers of Assembly Speaker to a larger bench

The Court referred to a larger bench the question of whether the issuance of a notice of intention to move a resolution for the removal of the Speaker restrains them from adjudicating disqualification petitions.
7-judge bench
7-judge bench

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday referred to a larger bench, issues relating to the powers of the Speaker of a State Legislative Assembly as laid down in the 2016 judgment in the Nabam Rebia case [Subhash Desai v. Principal Secretary, Governor of Maharashtra & Ors.].

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