Jacob Rambarran seeking to have Broadcast Act declared illegal

-cites gov’t minority status in parliament

Arguing that government’s minority status in the National Assembly does not give it the authority to bring the Broadcasting Act 2011 into force, businessman and broadcaster Jacob Rambarran has filed a constitutional motion to have the Act declared illegal.

“The Broadcasting Act 2011 establishes a politically controlled Board to dispose of a State asset, to wit, the spectrum and gives power to the executive which does not have the command or support of a majority in the National Assembly. The Order purporting to bring such a law into force by the executive is unconstitutional and subversive of democratic principles and the rule of law,” says the motion filed by attorneys R. Satram, C.V. Satram and M. Satram on behalf of Rambarran and his company Rambarran Broadcasting Systems (RBS) Limited.

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