Govt. can’t undermine Parliament, says Shashi Thaoor

Though Mr. Tharoor didn’t specify any context, it is seen as a reference to the Centre’s decision to dilute Article 370 and the special status for J&K.

Moments after the British Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament as illegal, Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the judgement made it clear that parliamentary majority cannot be used by the executive to undermine the Parliament itself.

“To put it bluntly, the executive, in the name of its Parliamentary majority, cannot use Parliament’s own powers and privileges to undermine Parliament itself. In short, Parliament cannot be induced by its own majority to commit suicide,” Mr. Tharoor tweeted.

“The significance of today’s U.K. Supreme Court judgement for those of us who live in other parliamentary systems inspired by the British model should not be missed. The judgement makes clear that the leeway for the political executive to subvert convention is limited,” he said in another tweet.

Though Mr. Tharoor didn’t specify any context, it is seen as a reference to the Centre’s decision to dilute Article 370 and the special status for Jammu and Kashmir.

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