Special Correspondent

Guwahati: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Bindo M. Lanong on Saturday said the Gauhati High Court order staying his interim order for suspension of two legislators was not binding on him.

Mr. Lanong told The  Hindu that he had passed the interim order of suspension of the five legislators under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution, which gives full power to the Speaker.

“Moreover, Article 212 of the Constitution clearly states that the judiciary is barred from interfering with the proceedings of the House. So how can I accept the court order on my interim order,” he asked.

The Shillong Bench of the High Court on Friday stayed the interim suspension of Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) legislator Paul Lyngdoh and independent legislator Limison D. Sangma.

The court has fixed Monday for hearing the petitions of the other three suspended legislators — Advior Pariong of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai belonging to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and independent legislator Ismail R. Marak.