Special Leave Petition (SLP)
- Recently, The government of Telangana has lodged two special leave petitions (SLPs) with the Supreme Court in an effort to overturn the Telangana High Court’s rulings regarding the transfer of the BRS MLAs’ poaching attempt investigation to the CBI.
- The Constitution of India, under Article 136, empowers the Supreme Court to grant special permission or leave for an aggrieved party to appeal against an order passed in lower courts or tribunals in India.
- A petition is filed for an appeal, rather than an actual appeal being made.
- The Supreme Court’s power under Article 136 is discretionary, meaning that it is up to the court’s judgment whether or not to grant special leave to appeal.
- Any person can apply for special leave to appeal under Article 136.