Karnataka political crisis: Speaker Ramesh Kumar moves SC against order to take decision on resignation of 10 rebel MLAs

Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against its order asking him to take a decision on the resignation of 10 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs during the course of the day.

Press Trust of India July 11, 2019 15:38:10 IST
Karnataka political crisis: Speaker Ramesh Kumar moves SC against order to take decision on resignation of 10 rebel MLAs
  • Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar moved the SC against its order asking him to take a decision on the resignation of 10 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs during the course of the day

  • The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi

  • The bench told Singhvi that it has already passed the order in the morning and it was for the Speaker to decide his course of action

New Delhi: Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against its order asking him to take a decision on the resignation of 10 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs during the course of the day.

Karnataka political crisis Speaker Ramesh Kumar moves SC against order to take decision on resignation of 10 rebel MLAs

Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar. News18

The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi who said that the Speaker's application should be taken up for hearing along with the main matter on Friday.

The bench, which also comprised Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, told Singhvi that it has already passed the order in the morning and it was for the Speaker to decide his course of action.

The bench told Singhvi that Kumar's application will be heard on Friday.

Senior advocate Devdutt Kamath said in the application the Speaker has submitted that the rule permits him to decide the application seeking disqualification of the rebel MLAs.

Further, he said in the application it has been stated that the Speaker can also take a call first.

He said the order passed in the morning only indicated that the Speaker will take a decision forthwith in the course of the day on the resignation tendered by the 10 rebel MLAs.

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