HC reserves judgement on petition by 5 Independent MLAs

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 1, 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earlier withdrawn support to the Yeddyurappa government by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.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 16:49

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