14 Karnataka ex-Congress and JD(S) MLAs move Supreme Court challenging disqualification from Assembly

Earlier, two expelled Congress leaders and an Independent leader had moved the apex court on 29 July. Three ex-JD(S) MLAs have filed a joint petition challenging the 28 July decision of disqualification by KR Ramesh Kumar, who resigned on Monday as Speaker of the House. Other ex-Congress MLAs who have approached the apex court are — Prathap Gouda Patil, BC Patil, Shivaram Hebbar, ST Somashekar, Byrathi Basavaraj, Munirathna.

Press Trust of India August 01, 2019 19:15:41 IST
14 Karnataka ex-Congress and JD(S) MLAs move Supreme Court challenging disqualification from Assembly
  • Fourteen disqualified Karnataka MLAs moved the Supreme Court, challenging their disqualification from the Assembly

  • Earlier, two expelled Congress leaders and an Independent leader, who were disqualified as MLAs on 25 July, had moved the apex court on 29 July

  • Ex-JD(S) MLAs AH Vishwanath, K Gopalaiah, and Narayana Gowda have filed a joint petition challenging the 28 July decision of disqualification

New Delhi: Fourteen disqualified leaders formerly belonging to the Congress and JD(S) moved the Supreme Court on Thursday, challenging their disqualification as MLAs from the Karnataka Assembly.

Earlier, two expelled Congress leaders — Ramesh L Jharkhiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli — and an Independent leader R Shanker, who were disqualified as MLAs on 25 July, had moved the apex court on 29 July.

Ex-JD(S) MLAs AH Vishwanath, K Gopalaiah, Narayana Gowda have filed a joint petition challenging the 28 July decision of disqualification by KR Ramesh Kumar, who resigned on Monday as Speaker of the House.

Other ex-Congress MLAs who have approached the apex court are — Prathap Gouda Patil, BC Patil, Shivaram Hebbar, ST Somashekar, Byrathi Basavaraj, Munirathna.

The remaining MLAs who were disqualified are — Roshan Baig, Anand Singh, MTB Nagaraj, K Sudhakar, Sand Shrimant Patil (all were from Congress).

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