Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Breach of privilege motion case against Arnab: Salve suggests to Supreme Court that notice be served to Speaker

New Delhi (ILNS): Senior Advocate Harish Salve today suggested to the Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde that notice should be issued to the Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly, in the case where Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Network has challenging the breach of privilege motion against him by the Assembly & Legislative Council. The court has listed the matter after two weeks.

The motion was moved against Goswami by Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik, accusing Goswami of using derogatory language against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP president Sharad Pawar in relation to alleged inaction by the state government in the case pertaining to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Today Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Goswami, said that notice should be issued to the Speaker of the House.

Senior Cousnel Dushyant Dave, appearing for the Speaker, said that it (notice) is not required because at first it must be decided whether there is contempt or not.

The bench said that the request is only to serve the Speaker. The bench need not be told what to do. “We have not seen the counter affidavit so we don’t want to say anything today,” said the bench. “If there is not contempt then all should be discharged and if there is contempt all should be here.”

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