The petition has been filed before the single bench of Justice UC Dhyani of the high court against the Speaker's action questioning its validity on the ground that it had been taken after invocation of Article 356 in the state when the Assembly was already under suspended animation. The plea will be heard by the single bench at 2 PM today.
    
The Speaker had disqualified nine Congress MLAs under the anti-defection law hours after imposition of President's rule in the state on March 27,a day before the state government was scheduled to go for a floor test in the Assembly.

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