Update on constitutional bench proceedings in the Supreme Court of India on the subject matter of the removal of the speaker of the Maharastra assembly.

It is being argued that the removal of the speaker of the Maharashtra assembly was a death of democracy.It was adeply to topple a democratically elected government.

The argument seems to be facetious at the outset.When a majority of the members of the assebly formulate a new party and stake the claim to form the government, it is also democracy in action.

In fact a democratically elected government which does not enjoy the majority of the legislative house must be removed.It is akin to the recall of a democratically elected government which fails to perform.

Letting a democratically elected government continue which does not enjoy the majority of the house, is in fact, a disruption of democracy.

The Supreme Court reserved its judgement on the petition to refer the matter to a 7 judge constitutional bench.

By aor.sanjivnarang@gmail.com

Sanjiv Narang Adv. is an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India. His qualifications include an LLB from University of Delhi and a Masters degree in Personnel Management from Panjab University,Chandigarh.In his more than 3 decades of experience, he has practiced law at the District, High Court and Supreme Court levels.He also has more than a decade of experience in the field of Management. He is the author of two books namely Laws for Women in India and Innovation, Why What and How.