IMPHAL, March 27 - Manipur MLA Th Shyamkumar, who is facing a disqualification case, submitted his resignation to the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
Shyamkumar�s decision to quit as a member of the State Assembly came ahead of the pronouncement of the judgment of the disqualification case against him by the Tribunal of the Assembly Speaker.
The Speaker�s Tribunal had already concluded hearing on disqualification case and had fixed March 28 for pronouncement of judgment.
An interim order of the Supreme Court, passed on March 18, had removed the MLA as a Cabinet minister while barring him entry into the Assembly complex.
While passing the order, the apex court fixed March 30 for a final verdict on the disqualification case pending against Shyamkumar in the event of any delay by the Speaker in pronouncing the tribunal judgement.
The Supreme Court order was in response to a petition filed by two Congress MLAs � K Meghachandra and Md Fajur Rehman � against the Speaker�s alleged delay in passing the final judgement on the petitions filed by the Congress MLAs, seeking Shyamkumar�s disqualification under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.
Shyamkumar was elected on a Congress ticket from Andro Assembly constituency in Imphal East in the Manipur Assembly elections held in 2017.
After no party secured majority to form the next Government, Shyamkumar defected from the Congress and joined the BJP, paving the path for the saffron party to form the first coalition Government in the State.