Manipur: High Court dismisses ex-Congress MLAs petitions, upholds disqualification

Imphal, June 02 2021: A Division Bench of the High Court of Manipur today upheld the disqualification order of the Speaker’s tribunal and dismissed the writ petitions filed by ex-MLAs Y Surchandra, Ksh Biren and Sanasam Bira.

Earlier the judgment order was kept reserved by the Division Bench of High Court of Manipur comprising of Justice Lanusukum Jamir and Justice Ahanthem Bimol.

Delivering its verdict today, the Court observed that the orders of the Speaker are in accordance with the provision of X Schedule of the Constitution.

Mention may be made that ex MLAs Y Surchandra, Ksh Biren and Sanasam Bira had withdrawn support from the BJP coalition Government and joined Congress again just a day before their disqualification by the order of the Speaker Tribunal on June 18, just a day ahead of Rajya Shaba election.