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19 August, 2005

High Court blow to Virbhadra: MLAs as secys are out

Himachal: 12 parliamentary secretaries quit after ruling, Chief Minister says will file appeal in Supreme Court
Indian Express- New Delhi, India
SHIMLA, AUGUST 18: In a significant ruling, the Himachal Pradesh High Court today quashed the appointment of 12 chief parliamentary secretaries and parliamentary secretaries. Declaring the appointments illegal and unconstitutional, the court said their continuance in office was impermissible under the law.
The 12 secretaries resigned from their office soon afterwards and also returned their official cars. ...
... The BJP has called for the Chief Minister's resignation. " should resign on moral grounds because it is his action which has been quashed by the HC,'' said Satpal Jain, all-India convener of BJP Legal Cell.