11 BJP rebel MLAs served notice under anti-defection law
Bangalore: Acting on a complaint by Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa on anti-party activities, Karnataka
assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah day served notices to 11 rebel
BJP MLAs under the provisions of the anti-defection law.
The move was considered as a pressure tactic by the
BJP to quell dissidence to save its totterring government.
Assembly Secretary S B Patil served notice on 11
dissident MLAs, including minister for excise M P
Patil said the MLAs on whom the notice has been issued
have to meet the speaker before October 10 by five PM and
tender their explanation, a day before Yeddyurappa would seek
a confidence vote as per the instruction from the Governor H R
The rebels are currently camping in a hotel in Goa.
The action by the Speaker comes in the wake of 14 BJP
MLAs submitting a letter to Governor H R Bharadwaj on October
six, informing their decision to withdraw support to the BJP
Those got the notice besides Renukacharya are: Belur
Gopalakrishna, Balachandra Jarkiholi, Shivanagouda Naik, H S
Shankaralinge Gowda,Y Sampangi, Anand Asnotikar, Sarbhouma
Bagali,G N Nanjundaswamy,Baramgouda H Kage and M V Nagaraju.