State Gov to approach SC over Legislative Secretary Act


Kolkata: The State Government will be approaching the Supreme Court in the legislative secretary Act challenging the verdict of Calcutta High Court. The Calcutta High Court had termed the law as unconstitutional and had rejected it. 17 days after the verdict of the High Court the State Government has decided to move to the Supreme Court. According to Nabanna, reknowned advocate Kapil Sibal may plead for the State Government in this case.

A PIL was filed at Calcutta High Court over the constitutional validity of the post of Legislative secretary. While hearing the case, the court had rejected the law terming it as a misuse of power by the state Government.

It was said that the post has been created to award some members of the Assembly and to pacify dissatisfaction within the party. The post does not have any function. The opposition parties also demanded the withdrawal of the post. Now after the rejection by the High Court the apex court seems to be the last hope for the Government.