Whip Mandatory For Vote Of Confidence, C.S.Vaidyanathan Tells SC In TN MLAs Disqualification Case

At the outset, Vaidyanathan disagreed with senior counsel, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who argued on behalf of the T.T.V.Dhinakaran faction, that the disqualification of the 11 members of the OPS faction would have reduced  the present Government to a minority in the assembly.   Singhvi admitted that his projection of the majority support required in the assembly in the event of disqualification of the 11 members may be erroneous, but that does not mean the Speaker need not decide the petitions submitted to him, seeking their disqualification.   Justice Sikri agreed that the issue needed to be resolved, even if the argument that a government which does not command majority continues in power, is erroneous. Read more…

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