Karnataka HC reserves order on MLAs applications

Karnataka HC on Friday reserved orders for October 15 on four applications filed by five independent MLAs challenging their disqualification.

Updated: Nov 12, 2010, 22:13 PM IST

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Friday reserved orders for October 15 on four applications filed by five independent MLAs including those seeking to implead Speaker KG Bopaiah and CM BS Yeddyurappa as parties to their original petition challenging their disqualification.
A full bench headed by Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar
will deliver orders on the amended application filed by the
disqualified MLAs in which they prayed for dropping of words
"they did not quit BJP" and also on the issue of additional
grounds they sought to make challenging their
disqualification.

Two applications pertain to implead Bopaiah and
Yeddyurappa as party, on which the court had earlier issued
notices to them.

While Bopaiah in his affidavit contended that his
order disqualifying five Independent MLAs has to be viewed as
proceedings in the legislature of the state within the meaning
of Article 212 of the Constitution and under para 6 (1) of the
tenth schedule of the Constitution.

Bopaiah further submitted that his order cannot be
called into question as it was final on such issue.
Yeddyurappa, who also filed his objections to the
notices served on him, contended that "reckless allegations"
had been made against him only to politicise the issue and
scandalise him.

Yeddyurappa submitted that the applications seeking to
implead him were not maintainable and prayed for dismissing
them.

Counsel for the petitioners concluded their arguments
today on the four applications.

The main petition challenging disqualification filed
by MLAs was still before the bench which also comprised
justices A S Bopanna and Abdul Nazir.

PTI