The decision of the Apex Court to review the judgments taken by the speakers of the assemblies have not gone well with the political fraternity. However, this ruling was long awaited. It is necessary that the decisions taken by the speakers of the assemblies and both the Houses of the Parliament can not check the powers vested with the High Courts and the Supreme Court under the constitution of India. The decision of the Supreme Court will surely act as a deterrent to incidents of Karnataka assembly where the speaker had disqualified 16 MLAs during the no-confidence motion. But now the speakers have to understand that they are also under surveillance and the Supreme Court may review their decisions. In the present scenario this scrutiny is more relevant as the head of the Legislatures have time and again taken to favouritism and failed to project fair stand. Many such incidents have come to light where party biasness has prevailed.

The decision of the Supreme Court is not only an effort to prove that the members of the Legislature are incompetent but also showcase their ineptness in taking various decisions in the House. We cannot deny the fact that the speakers of the assemblies are not elected members but rather appointed by the unanimous decision of the Houses out of which many belong to the ruling party. There are numerous examples where in order to provide favour to the ruling party during the Confidence or No-Confidence motions, speakers of the assemblies have disqualified the members on some ground. One such instance is that of Karnataka where the speaker of the assembly in order to save the government from the No-Confidence motion disqualified those independent MLAs planning to withdraw their support from the ruling party. After this landmark decision by the Supreme Court it is expected that while reviewing the decisions taken by the Heads of the Legislatures the Court will act judiciously. We cannot deny the fact that in the present coalition government the role of the speaker of the Legislature has become more important. The coalition government is no longer being formed on the basis of policies and principles, it has rather become a deal amongst parties. Though, it is clear that the Heads of the Legislatures have to be extremely cautious while making decisions, political parties need to ponder over the idea as to how they will formulate the principles of the coalition politics?