New Delhi – Supreme Court observed that the elected MLAs do not have the freedom to riot and they do not stand higher than the law. Kerala Government seeking withdrawal of disciplinary action against rioting MLAs in Kerala Assembly was rejected by the Supreme Court. (Communist Government in Kerala is covering up the criminal activities. Can Law prevail in States ruled by such a Government ? – Editor) The Supreme Court’s decision paved the way for the prosecution of troublemaker MLAs in Kerala.
[Verdict: Kerala Assembly Ruckus]#SupremeCourt to shortly deliver judgment on a plea by Kerala Govt to withdraw the assembly ruckus case where LDF legislators including education minister V Sivankutty are named as accused. #assemblyruckus @vijayanpinarayi @VSivankuttyCPIM pic.twitter.com/GYikyJbMt2
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) July 28, 2021
During the hearing on the petition on 28th July, the SC slammed the Kerala Government and stated,
- MLAs are privileged to do public service, not to commit destruction in the Legislative Assembly. The privileges do not shield MLAs from criminal laws.
- What is the public interest in withdrawing action against MLAs who commit a crime ?
- This decision of the court is an example of – What are the consequences of disturbing the House? Where should the line be drawn regarding the privileges of MLAs ? Where to make political opposition ? etc.