MLA not automatically disqualified due to invalid caste certificate; election petition has to be filed: Bombay High Court on Latabai Sonawane

The High Court granted respite to Shiv Sena's Latabai Sonawane, whose Scheduled Tribe certificate was held to be invalid by the Bombay High Court and confirmed by the Supreme Court.

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently held that a sitting Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) does not stand disqualified automatically only because his or her caste or tribe certificate was held to be invalid [Jadgdishchandra Ramesh Valvi vs State of Maharashtra].

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