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SC holds that the appointment of the deputy chief ministers was not unconstitutional

Last Updated on February 12, 2024 by News Desk

On Monday, the SC dismissed the PIL which was filed whereby it was challenged that the appointment of the deputy chief ministers in various states has been violative of article 14. It was said by the court that the deputy chief ministers are firstly the minister of the state government and the position is a label.

Analysis:- The bench was comprised of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra.

‘Public Political Party’ which was the petitioner had sought a mandamus from the court to stop the appointment of the deputy chief minister calling it unconstitutional.

Chief Justice of India explained that the post of deputy chief minister has no constitutional bearing and no extra perks come with it.

It was argued by the advocate pf the petitioner that the appointment was violative of Article 14 and by doing so a wrong example is being set up for the other authorities also. Appointment of deputy chief ministers only based on religion or sect is also violative of article 51A of the constitution.

Judgement:- The matter was dismissed by the court.

Conclusion:–  The court concluded with the view that the appellation of the deputy CM does not breach any constitutional position.

Case Title:- PUBLIC POLITICAL PARTY vs. UNION OF INDIA W.P.(C) No. 000090 – / 2024

Written By:- Shianjany Pradhan (@SHIANJANYPRADHAN)

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