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Floor crossing: High Court delivers split verdicts on article 70

Sun Online Desk     15th January, 2018 06:38:06 printer

Floor crossing: High Court delivers split verdicts on article 70

The High Court on Monday delivered split verdicts in connection with a writ petition filed challenging the legality of article 70 of the Constitution that allows the cancellation of parliament membership for crossing the floor.

 

After hearing the writ, senior Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury issued a rule seeking explanation as to why the article 70 should not be declared illegal and unconstitutional while junior Justice Md Ashraful Kamal dismissed the petition,reports UNB.

 

Advocate Eunus Ali Akanda, who filed the writ petition on April 12, 2017, said the petition will now be sent to the Chief Justice who will assign another bench to hear it.

 

According to the article 70, a person elected as a Member of Parliament in which one was nominated as a candidate by a political party shall vacate his seat if he/she resigns from that party, or votes in Parliament against that party, but shall not thereby be disqualified for subsequent election as a Member of Parliament.

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