K’taka: HC adjourns hearing on rebel MLAs
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday
adjourned till Monday hearing in the case relating to
disqualification of 16 MLAs by the Assembly Speaker.
The Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and
Justice N Kumar adjourned hearing after arguments were
concluded on behalf of 11 BJP MLAs and orders were reserved on
But arguments continued in the case of five Independent
MLAs, who were also disqualified by Speaker K G Bopaiah under
the provisions of the anti-defection law ahead of the trial of
strength in the Assembly yesterday.
Two writ petitions were filed by the 16 disqualified
MLAs challenging the Speaker`s decision.
Counsel for the 11 BJP MLAs argued that that they had
never left the BJP and so they could not not be disqualified
on grounds of giving up membership of the party voluntarily.
Counsel for the 5 Independents also took the plea that
they never left the BJP and they wanted to amend the petition.
The court then adjourned the hearing till Oct 18.
One of the counsel for government Satpal Jain later
claimed that the court did not not give any stay or relief on
the Speaker K G Bopaiah`s order of disqualification.
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