SC quashes indefinite suspension of 12 BJP MLAs:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Context: The Supreme Court has set aside the Maharashtra Assembly’s decision to suspend 12 legislators of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for a one-year period beginning July 5, 2021.   Observations made by the Supreme Court: …

For how long can an MLA be suspended?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.     Context: 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs have gone to the Supreme Court against their year-long suspension from the Assembly. During the recent hearing, the Supreme Court observed that the suspension of MLAs for a full year …