Bengaluru: In the evolving political crisis that is unfolding in Karnataka, two independent MLAs have moved the Supreme Court asking the court to order a floor test in the state Assembly, tomorrow, before 5 pm.
The independent MLAs, H. Nagesh and R. Shankar, are the two MLAs who have approached the apex court for justice in the ongoing political crisis. They have made the Speaker, R Ramesh Kumar, Chief Minister, Kumaraswamy, and the Central Government as the respondents in their petition.
The petition of the MLAs say that their fundamental rights under Articles 14 and 21 are violated with impunity. They have alleged serious accusations that a government which do not have the confidence of the majority is being allowed to continue.
The petition says, “It is submitted that the actions of the respondents are leading to a Constitutional crisis in the state of Karnataka.”
They also accuse the Congress-JD(S) government of trying to indulge in horse trading by delaying the trust vote. The petitioners request the apex court to intervene in the situation to uphold the rule of law and constitutional rule.
On 19 July the Chief Minister, Kumaraswamy, deliberately failed to meet the deadlines given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to face the trust vote. The Assembly then adjourned to meet on Monday.
The independent MLAs plea is a desperate act by the opposition to maintain the rule of law in the Karnataka Assembly where the government, which is in minority, in cahoots with the Speaker is making a mockery of democracy.