SC new bench to hear plea against Sonia Gandhi
8.2.2012 (UNI) New bench of Supreme Court will hear a petition against Congress president Sonia Gandhi holding any constitutional post in view of her Italian origin.
The new bench comprises Justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad.
The hearing was adjourned for three weeks.
Chief Justice of India Justice S H Kapadia transferred the matter to the new bench after Justice Dipak Misra recused himself due to personal reasons from the bench which was earlier hearing the matter.
The previous bench was headed by Justice Dalveer Bhandari.
Rashtriya Mukti Morcha has challenged the Delhi High Court order dismissing their writ petition.
The main contention of the petitioner is that since Sonia Gandhi is a naturalised citizen of the country she cannot be allowed to hold any constitutional post in India. UNI