Bench: R.F. Nariman, J (author), Aniruddha Bose and Ramasubramanium JJ.
Facts of the case were that the election for the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly was conducted in March 2017. The said Assembly election produced an inconclusive result as none of the political parties were able to secure a majority i.e. 31 seats in the Legislative Assembly of 60 seats in order to form the Government. 13 MLAs from congress joined BJP. Thirteen applications for the disqualification of respondent were filed before the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly stating that Respondent was disqualified under paragraph 2(1)(a) of the Tenth Schedule. Since no action was taken on any of these petitions by the Speaker, one T.N. Haokip filed a writ petition before HC and HC referred the matter to SC. Continue reading