Supreme Court took cognizance of the defiant behavior of public representatives, said- it cannot be ignored


The Supreme Court on Monday said that it has taken strong note of the arrogant behavior of public representatives in Parliament and assemblies. The Supreme Court said such incidents are on the rise and such conduct cannot be ignored.

The court made the remarks while hearing petitions related to a criminal case registered in connection with the uproar in the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 2015. The incident took place during the previous Congress-led UDF rule in the state. The court said that it must be ensured that courtesy is maintained in the House.

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah, referring to the incident in the Kerala Assembly, said, "Prima facie, we have to take strong cognizance of such behavior." Such behavior is unacceptable. "We must ensure that some courtesy is maintained," the bench said. Such incidents are increasing. This is happening in Parliament as well and strict action has to be taken against it.

In this matter, the Kerala government has challenged the March 12 order of the High Court through a petition. In this, the petition of the state government was dismissed, which was to quash a criminal case related to the uproar in the state assembly in 2015.

An unprecedented sight was witnessed in the Kerala Legislative Assembly on March 13, 2015. The LDF MLAs present in the opposition then tried to stop the then Finance Minister KM Mani, who was facing charges in the bar bribery scandal, from presenting the budget.