Bangalore: Justice V G Sabhahit was named to
head the single judge Bench to hear tomorrow the petition
filed by 11 rebel BJP MLAs challenging their disqualification
after a division bench gave a split verdict on the issue.
The division bench, comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar
and Justice N Kumar had yesterday referred the case to a new
single judge bench and Justice Sabhahit`s appointment to head
it came this evening.
Chief Justice J S Khehar upheld Speaker K G Bopaiah`s
order disqualifying the 11 MLAs while Justice N Kumar set it
The bench differed on the provisions of para 2 (1) (A) of
the 10th schedule of the Constitution that deals with the
disqualification of members of a legislature.