Karnataka Crisis: SC Likely To Hear Plea on Thursday


The Supreme Court of India might hear the petition of Karnataka crisis on Thursday which has been filed by ten rebel Congress-JD (S) MLAs on the matter that the Speaker was not deliberately accepting their resignations.

The MLAs alleged that the Speaker was abandoning his constitutional duty and deliberately delaying acceptance of their resignations.

The apex court, however, took note of the submission of rebel MLAs after the dissidents approached the court said that it will see whether their pleas can be listed on Thursday.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took note of the submission of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for the MLAs and assured him that it will see whether their petition can be listed for an urgent hearing on Thursday.

It has been said by the senior lawyer that these lawmakers have already resigned from the membership of the assembly and wanted to contest fresh elections.

The lawyer sought the hearing on Wednesday or Thursday on the plea in which it has been alleged that the Speaker had acted in a partisan manner and deliberately not accepting their resignations.

The state assembly speaker on Tuesday held that the resignations of eight out of 13 rebel MLAs are not in order. However, the speaker said that the resignations are not in the prescribed format and that he has asked them to submit properly.

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