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NPP files SLP in SC against merger of 2 NPP MLAs with NDPP


Dimapur, April 2: The National People’s Party (NPP) has challenged the order of the Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly allowing two legislators elected as members of NPP to be merged with ruling party, NDPP in the Supreme Court by way of Special Leave Petition which was registered on Tuesday as Diary No. 12164-2019.
Informing this, the State NPP said the party had challenged the order of the Speaker dated 20.3.2019 directly before the Supreme Court as the order of the Speaker is in gross violation of paragraph 4 of Xth Schedule of the Constitution.
“The order of the Speaker is in gross violation of principle of natural justice as no notice was issued to the NPP before passing the order on merger of two legislators with NDPP. Furthermore there was no merger of Original Political Party that is NPP with NDPP,” it said.
The NPP said it approached the Supreme Court directly as it believes that violation of the Xth Schedule of the Constitution by the Speaker and also by two  legislators elected on the symbol of NPP should be heard and decided expeditiously by the apex Court.
The order of the Speaker is against the provisions of Xth Schedule and Speaker has acted in partisan and unfair manner and contrary to the provisions of the Constitution, it claimed.
The NPP said the case is likely to be heard by the Supreme Court at an early date. (Page News Service)