Supreme Court rejects plea challenging appointment of ministers

The petition was filed by Bihar-based advocate H P Singh, who sought quashing of the appointment of some ministers in Union and Bihar governments.

By: Express News Service | Amsterdam/new Delhi | Published: July 2, 2015 12:28 am
Supreme court, delhi govt, aap govt There is already a provision in the Constitution that any person can be appointed as a minister and he has to be elected to any House within six months of such appointment.

The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a petition, which sought to stop the practice of inducting in cabinet such persons who have not been elected as members of the Lok Sabha or state assemblies.

“There is already a provision in the Constitution that any person can be appointed as a minister and he has to be elected to any House within six months of such appointment. This is happening since the day of Independence and the Constitution provides for it,” said a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu.

The petition was filed by Bihar-based advocate H P Singh, who sought quashing of the appointment of some ministers in Union and Bihar governments, on the ground they were not voted by people to Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha.

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