Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court continued the hearing on the petition filed by BJP Legislative Party Leader Babulal Marandi challenging the postponement of the verdict in the Speaker’s Tribunal in the defection case. The next hearing will be held on September 28. Arguments were held on behalf of the petitioner on Thursday. The court was informed on behalf of the Assembly that no verdict has been received from the Speaker’s Tribunal in this matter. The result may also come in favor of the applicant.
Hence this petition is not maintainable. At the same time, it was said by the petitioner that the Speaker’s Tribunal had postponed the verdict without giving evidence. It is unfair to hear the cases of Babulal Marandi and Pradeep Yadav separately in the Speaker’s Tribunal. Earlier, an intervention petition was filed on behalf of the petitioner in the court. The hearing in this regard was held in the court of High Court Judge Rajesh Shankar.
Senior Advocate VP Singh and Advocate Vinod Kumar Sahu argued on behalf of the petitioner. Advocate Anil Kumar argued on behalf of the council. The writ petition stated that the Speaker did not conduct the inquiry as per the rules. The Speaker’s Tribunal is prejudiced in holding an inquiry under the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution.
After the conclusion of the testimony, he was not given an opportunity to appear. As the trial ended on September 30, the verdict could come anytime. It has been said that the trial of the case in which Babulal is the respondent is being conducted in a different manner and the case in which Pradeep Yadav is the respondent is being conducted in a different manner.
Babulal Marandi won the 2019 assembly elections but he merged JVM with BJP. For this, a party switching case was filed against him in the presence of the Assembly Speaker.
Gauri Rani reports from Ranchi