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BJP MLAs move SC against 1 Year State Assembly Suspension

  • According to the news agency, a dozen BJP members from Maharashtra who were suspended from the state legislature for a year earlier this month for allegedly using abusive language with the presiding officer filed a petition with the Supreme Court appealing their suspension.

  • The twelve MLAs have contested the resolution issued by the assembly suspending them for over a year, according to lawyer Abhikalp Pratap Singh, who filed a petition before the Supreme Court on their behalf. Ashish Shelar, Sanjay Kute, Abhimanyu Pawar, Girish Mahajan, Atul Bhatkalkar, Harish Pimpale, Yogesh Sagar, Jay Kumar Rawat, Parag Alavani, Narayan Kuche, Ram Satpute, and Bunty Bhangadia are among the members who have been suspended.

  • The alleged misbehaviour occurred on July 5, the opening day of the assembly's two-day monsoon session.

  • State legislative affairs minister Anil Parab moved the resolution to suspend these assembly members the same day, and it was carried by voice vote. In response to the request, Devendra Fadnavis, a BJP politician and former Maharashtra chief minister, stated that "objectionable" language was used against the presiding officer, Bhaskar Jadhav, though he disputed that any "abusive" language was used.