Roja said that an MLA could be suspended only until the end of the session under the relevant rule
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered the Andhra Pradesh-Telangana High Court to agree to hear the guilty plea of Congress YSR MLA RK Roja, a popular South Indian actress, who challenged her one-year suspension from the assembly for doing an allegedly objectionable comment against the Chief Minister. N. Chandrababu Naidu.
A bench headed by Justice V Gopala Gowda ordered the matter to be brought before the Chief Justice on Wednesday and called for the matter to be decided on an expedited basis.
The bench which also comprises Justice Arun Mishra said it will not go into the legal provisions, but on its face it appears the matter is tenable and can be decided by the higher court.
The bank ordered the registry to email the Andhra Pradesh High Court, so that the matter could be brought before the Chief Justice’s court on Wednesday.
Roja in her petition had said that the maximum period for which an MLA could be suspended under the relevant rule was until the remaining period of the House session, which was completed on December 22.
The actress-turned-MLA from Nagari constituency in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district said her suspension from the assembly on December 18 last year was arbitrary and done by voice vote.
His suspension stemmed from allegedly objectionable comments made during a debate about the scam of private lenders harassing and exploiting borrowers after providing them with easy loans on demand.