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SC majority quashes part of constitutional amendment on Cooperatives

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NEW DELHI, Jul 20: By a 2:1 majority, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a part of the 97th Constitutional amendment on the cooperatives that deals with terms of office-bearers and members of the cooperative societies for their effective management even while upholding the validity of the amendment.

A Bench of Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, K M Joseph and Bhushan R Gavai said: "We have struck down part IX B of the Constitution related to cooperative societies but we have saved the amendment."

The verdict came on the Centre's plea challenging the Gujarat High Court's 2013 decision striking down certain provisions of the amendment while holding that Parliament cannot enact laws with regard to cooperative societies as it is a state subject.

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