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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], January 19 (ANI): Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy's defection case was heard before the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Wednesday where the Speaker observed that they will abide by the Supreme Court's order in Roy's case.

"We'll abide by the order of the Supreme Court and within a due course of time, the order on Mukul Roy will be out", said West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee.

He further informed that the next hearing date would be January 28. As per information, case submission from Mukul Roy's side ended today and BJP is yet to reply in the case.

"The hearing took place today. I wanted to continue it tomorrow as well but the lawyer asked for the date of January 28", the Speaker added.

The Supreme Court on Monday has directed the Speaker for a speedy discussion on Mukul Roy's disqualification case. The Apex Court hopes to take a concrete decision in the second week of February.

In June 2021, West Bengal Leader of opposition, Suvendu Adhikari had filed a petition before the Speaker, seeking the disqualification of Roy as a member of the Assembly, on the grounds of his defection to the TMC.

Further BJP MLA Ambika Roy had advanced a plea challenging Mukul Roy's election as chairman of the public accounts committee (PAC). (ANI)

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