Updated March 13th, 2024 at 17:12 IST

BREAKING: Nayab Saini's Appointment As CM Challenged in Punjab and Haryana High Court

Nayab Singh Saini, sworn-in as the new chief minister of Haryana after Manohar Lal Khattar resigned along with his cabinet on Tuesday, is a sitting MP

Reported by: Apoorva Shukla
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Haryana: The appointment of Haryana’s new chief minister Nayab Singh Saini’s has been challenged in Punjab & Haryana High Court on Wednesday, March 13. The petition questioned how Nayab Singh Saini was administered oath without him resigning from the post of Member of Parliament. 

Nayab Singh Saini, sworn-in as the new chief minister of Haryana after Manohar Lal Khattar resigned along with his cabinet on Tuesday, is a sitting MP from Haryana's Krurkshetra seat. Advocate Jagmohan Singh Bhatti has moved the High Court challenging Saini's appointment as the new CM. 

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Bhatti in his plea said that the "newly appointed government is an illegal, and a fraud on democracy." The petition questions how was Nayab Saini administered the "oath of secrecy" as a Chief Minister of the Haryana even before he resigned from the parliamentary seat. The petition says it is a violation of the Constitution and Representation Of People Act, 1951.

The plea also highlights that CM Saini is not MLA of Haryana Assembly and his appointment as the CM of the state exceeds the limit of Haryana assembly which is not permissible under the Constitution of India. Bhatti, through his plea, sought freezing of the salaries, other financial benefits and facilities provided to the Chief Minister and Cabinet Ministers.

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Published March 13th, 2024 at 13:46 IST