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SC seeks responses from EC, Goa Assembly Speaker on Congress' plea seeking Vishwajit Rane's disqualification

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Election Commission and the Goa Assembly speaker on a Congress plea seeking the disqualification of state health minister Vishwajit Rane.

File image of the Supreme Court. AP

File image of the Supreme Court. AP

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the parties to file their responses within six weeks.

The Congress party, in its petition, said Rane was elected  as an MLA on its ticket and resigned before the Manohar Parrikar government proved its majority on the floor of the Assembly on 17 March last year.

It also said that the speaker wrongly accepted Rane's resignation as an MLA before the floor test. Rane holds the health portfolio in the Manohar Parrikar- led government.

Published Date: Feb 09, 2018 15:14 PM | Updated Date: Feb 09, 2018 15:14 PM

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