Bengaluru: Three MLAs who were disqualified by the Karnataka Speaker will approach the Supreme Court against the decision. The MLAs will submit their plea on Monday. R. Shankar, Ramesh Jarhkoli, and Mahesh Kumathalli are the three MLAs who will approach the apex court. They were disqualified by the Speaker on Thursday.
The 14 MLAs disqualified by the Speaker on Sunday said they will also approach the Supreme Court after receiving the copy of the Speaker’s order.
The Speakers accuse the Speaker for violating their rights. As per law the MLAs should be intimated one week before the Speaker can disqualify a member of the House. However, the MLAs claim that they got the notice just three days prior in a clear violation of their rights as representatives of the people.
The Speaker’s move comes a day before the new BJP government led by B. S. Yeddyurappa is to face the trust vote in the Assembly to prove his majority.
Speaker, K. R. Ramesh Kumar, who had refused to entertain the resignation letters, earlier, had dragged the political uncertainty of Karnataka for weeks. When all options ran out for the Congress-JD(S) coalition government, the Speaker stepped in to demand the Kumaraswamy government seek a trust vote.
The fall of the coalition government in the trust vote eventually paved the way for B. S. Yedyyurappa to ascend the chair of Chief Minister.