The Supreme Court is shortly expected to lay the ground rules for curtailing the issue of mindless and politically-motivated ordinances in the country. Chief Justice (CJI) Tirath Singh Thakur has reserved the judgment in the case of Krishna Kumar Singh, who sought nullification of all the ordinances promulgated by the state of Bihar which were not tabled in the legislative assembly.
The case assumes significance as in the case of “Office of Profit,” Jaya Bachan was disqualified but not Sonia Gandhi. However, Ms. Gandhi was forced to resign as an ordinance was promulgated when parliament was in session. An ordinance is an emergency provisions under Article 123(2) (a) of the Constitution of India and promulgated when Parliament or a state assembly is not in session.