Jabalpur: Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday adjourned till July 26 the hearing on a petition filed by two Congress MLAs challenging termination of their membership of the House.

The MLAs Choudhary Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi and Kalpana Parulekar had moved the high court challenging the decision of the Assembly Speaker Ishwardas Rohani to annul their memberships saying the action against them was "illegal, unilateral and against the principles of natural justice".

After the court was informed that the petitioners' counsel Vivek Tankha will not be able to appear in the case on Monday, the bench of acting Chief Justice Sushil Harkouli and Justice Alok Aradhe posted the matter for July 26.

The House on July 18 disqualified Chaturvedi and Parulekar by a voice vote without holding any discussion amid din in Assembly.

Their membership was terminated on ground that they indulged in unruly behaviour with in-charge Speaker and MLA Gyan Singh while demanding a discussion on the issue of corruption in the Assembly.


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