Jeth­malani back in court, against BSY swear­ing in

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

New Delhi: Se­nior ad­vo­cate Ram Jeth­malani ap­proached the Supreme Court on Thurs­day chal­leng­ing the Kar­nataka gov­er­nor’s de­ci­sion to in­vite BJP to form the gov­ern­ment, say­ing it was a “gross and bla­tant abuse” of con­sti­tu­tional power.

He re­quested a bench of Chief Jus­tice Di­pak Misra and Jus­tices A M Khan­wilkar and D Y Chan­drachud to al­low him to in­ter­vene in the case in a per­sonal ca­pac­ity. The court asked him to men­tion his plea be­fore the bench that will hear the case on Fri­day. “[The gov­er­nor] has brought dis­re­pute to the con­sti­tu­tional of­fice he is hold­ing,” Jeth­malani, 94, said. He had an­nounced his re­tire­ment last Septem­ber year after a seven-decade ca­reer.

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