HC reserves judgement on petition by 5 Independent MLAs
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 16:49
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday reserved its judgement on the writ petition filed by the five Independent MLAs who had challenged Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah's order disqualifying them under the Anti-Defection Law.

A full bench, comprising Justices Mohan Shanthanagoudar, Abdul Nazeer and A S Bopanna, reserved its orders after concluding the hearing from both parties.

P M Narendraswamy, Gulihatti D Shekhar, D Sudhakar, Shivaraj S Thangadagi and Venkataramanappa were disqualified by Bopaiah on October 10, a day before Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa sought the vote of confidence, which he won.

The five legislators, along with 11 BJP rebel MLAs, had earlier withdrawn support to the Yeddyurappa government by submitting a letter to Governor H R Bhardwaj.

The Speaker had passed the composite order on separate writ petitions by two BJP MLAs C T Ravi and D N Jeevaraj, who is also the Chief Whip of BJP legislature party, and one voter each from five Assembly constituencies represented by the five MLAs, seeking their disqualification.


First Published: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 16:49

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