Five disqualified independent MLAs file fresh petition in HC

The five disqualified independent MLAs Wednesday filed a fresh petition before the Karnataka High Court, challenging the order of Speaker K G Bopaiah on a petition filed by some voters from their assembly constituencies.

Updated: Oct 27, 2010, 14:06 PM IST

Bangalore: The five disqualified
independent MLAs Wednesday filed a fresh petition before the
Karnataka High Court, challenging the order of Speaker K G
Bopaiah on a petition filed by some voters from their assembly
constituencies.

On October 9, some voters from the assembly
constituencies of these MLAs had filed a complaint before
Bopaiah, on the basis of which the Speaker disqualified them
the next day.

This petition will be heard by a new division bench on
November 2 along with another one filed by these MLAs
challenging the Speaker`s order, disqualifying them on the
basis of a petition filed before Bopaiah by Chief Minister
B S Yeddyurappa.

On Oct 18, a division bench headed by Chief Justice J
S Khehar had stated that the petition filed by the five
independent MLAs will be heard by a new division bench on
November 2.

PTI