Karnataka Crisis: Hearing on Disqualified MLAs Postpones Again till Tomorrow

Chaos in the Assembly

Bangalore: The situation is getting worse for B S Yeddyurappa’s Government, as judgment on the fate of 11 BJP MLAs who were disqualified by the Speaker has been postponed till tomorrow.

Justice V G Sabhahit, the third judge decided to adjourn the hearing till tomorrow morning after hearing arguments for the entire day, from morning 10.30 am till 4.45 pm on Wednesday. The court will resume its hearing on Thursday at 10.30 am, when Prof Ravi Varma Kumar, will continue his arguments. However, after the entire day of arguments, it has not been confirmed that when the final judgement on the validity of the disqualification of the 11 BJP MLAs can be expected.

A new single bench of the Karnataka High Court has been referred the petitions filed by 11 rebel BJP MLAs challenging their disqualification from the state Assembly, after the court delivered a split verdict two days ago.

On Monday, Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice N Kumar had differed in their judgment on the article 2(1) of the 10th schedule of the Constitution that deals with disqualification of members of a Legislature. Thereafter they referred the matter to a “third judge.”

According to paragraph 2 (1) of the 10th schedule of the Constitution, “An MP or MLA will incur disqualification when he or she “voluntarily gives up membership of a party” or votes/abstains from voting by violating a party whip.”

On October 10, a day before the trust vote sought by Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, 11 MLAs and five independents were disqualified by the Speaker. A new division bench on November 2 will decide the fate of five independent MLAs. The Opposition in the Karnataka has now been reduced to 99 in the present 208-member House.

Related News:

  1. Karnataka Crisis: HC Differs on Disqualification of Rebel MLAs New Delhi: In the petition filed by five Independent MLAs...
  2. Karnataka Crisis: HC to Decide Fate of Rebel MLAs on Monday Bangalore: In another development to the Karnataka crisis, the Karnataka...
  3. Karnataka 11 Rebel BJP Legislators Remain Disqualified, Says HC Bangalore: After a week-long suspense, Karnataka High Court has finally...
  4. Karnataka HC Issues Notice to Speaker K. G. Bopaiah Over Disqualification of 5 Independent MLAs Karnataka: The special three-judge full bench of the Karnataka High...
  5. Karnataka Crisis will be Resolved Tomorrow, Says BJP Leader Parrikar Panaji: After meeting the dissident MLAs, Goa’s senior BJP leader...

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!