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SC to Hear Rebel Congress MLAs’ Plea Tomorrow to Accept their Resignations

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New Delhi, 16 July, 2019: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear tomorrow a plea of five more rebel Congress MLAs along with the pending petition of 10 legislators seeking a direction to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker to accept their resignations. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, took note of the submission of senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi, appearing for the rebel MLAs, that they be also made parties to the pending petition.

Five more rebel Congress MLAs moved the apex court on Saturday against the Speaker not accepting their resignations.

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The court had on Friday restrained the Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar from taking any decision till Tuesday, that is tomorrow, on the resignation and disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition.

BJP MLA Suresh Kumar met Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar and asked him to fix a time for the floor Test. Mr Kumar said, all the 105 BJP MLs are together and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy should prove his majority in the House.

The Congress Legislative Party meeting was held in Bengaluru this morning amid the political crisis in the state. Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah presided over the meeting to plan a strategy to garner the support of resigned rebel MLAs.

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