Two rebel MLAs approach SC over disqualification
Two rebel Congress MLAs, Ramesh Jarkhiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli, who were disqualified by the ex-Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on 25 July, have approached the Supreme Court challenging their disqualification. In the petition to the apex court, they called Kumar decision “wholly illegal, arbitrary and mala fide”.
The petition also mentions that Kumar had "accepted the resignation of another MLA — Dr Umesh Jadhav — in April this year. This shows that pendency of disqualification proceedings against an MLA was not a bar to the acceptance of his resignation, the petition contends," Bar and Bench reported.