SC gives Maharashtra speaker till Dec 31 to decide on disqualification petitions against Sena, NCP MLAs

New Delhi, 30/10: The Supreme Court on Monday told Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar to decide disqualification petitions with regard to Shiv Sena MLAs including Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and pass final orders before December 31, 2023.

The top court said procedural wranglings should not be permitted to delay the proceedings under the Tenth Schedule (anti-defection law). A bench of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra also fixed a deadline.

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