Top
News Updates

'No Legal Right Of State Affected' : Former State BJP Chief Seeks Impleadment In Kerala's Anti-CAA Suit [Read Application]

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
17 Jan 2020 7:01 AM GMT
Your free access to Live Law has expired
To read the article, get a premium account.
    Your Subscription Supports Independent Journalism
Subscription starts from
599+GST
(For 6 Months)
Premium account gives you:
  • Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.
  • Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.
Already a subscriber?

Questioning the maintainability of State of Kerala's suit filed in Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, former Kerala BJP State President and ex-Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan has filed an impleadment application in the Supreme Court.

The application is filed contending that the CAA does not affect any "legal right" of the State. Therefore, there is no "legal dispute" so as to invoke the original and exclusive jurisdiction of Supreme Court under Article 131 of the Constitution.

The only dispute involved is a "political dispute", states the application.

It is also stated that the decision of the Left-front government to file the suit was taken without consulting the Governor of the State. The Governor of the State Arif Muhammed Khan has openly declared his views in favour of the act.

It is further alleged that the suit was filed without ascertaining the majority will of the inhabitants of the state. The application claims that majority of people in the State are supporting the Act.

"The applicants being residents of the state are seriously aggrieved by the action of the State Cabinet in filing this original suit spending huge amount from the public exchequer", states the impleadment application.

The application further urges that the entire expense involved in the "misadventure" must be realized from the State Cabinet, including the Chief Minister

Click here to download petition


Read Petition



 

Next Story