New Delhi: Exulting in High Court decision upholding the Karnataka Assembly Speaker`s ruling to disqualify five independent MLAs, the BJP on Monday said it was a
victory over the "unholy" alliance of Congress and JD(S).
"The action of honorary Speaker is vindicated by this
decision of the High Court. Law has prevailed and justice has
been done. This is a victory of sorts against the unholy
alliance of the Congress and JD(S) which has miserably failed
in destabilising the government," BJP spokesperson Prakash
The Karnataka High Court upheld Speaker KG
Bopaiah`s decision disqualifying five independent MLAs who
withdrew support to the BJP government in the state ahead of
the October 11 trust vote which Yeddyurappa won.
The disqualified MLAs had maintained that they were
`Independent` so the anti-defection law did not apply to them
but the BJP insisted that they had joined it and attended its
legislature party meetings.
Along with these five independents, 11 BJP MLAs had
also voted against the Yeddyurappa government. They were also
suspended by the Speaker.