New Delhi: There is no end to the political uncertainty that is lashing Karnataka after Supreme Court ordered to maintain the status quo until Tuesday on the plea submitted by 10 MLAs of Congress and JD(S) asking the apex court to direct the Speaker to accept their resignations.
The Supreme Court said a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will hear the matter on Tuesday.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court had directed the Speaker to meet with the MLAs and receive their resignation letters in person. However, after receiving their resignation letters the Speaker said that he cannot take a decision quickly and need to ascertain if the resignation letters were genuine and given voluntarily.
Mukul Rohtagi who appeared for the MLAs said, “We will ask the court to implement its order so that the Speaker takes a decision as soon as possible. If all MLAs appeared before him, gave affidavits and moved the Supreme Court maintaining that they want to resign, what further verification is required, I do not understand.”
Abhishek Manu Singhvi who appeared from the Speaker K. R. Ramesh Kumar said that the MLAs intention in tendering the resignations was to bypass disqualification.
The Congress-JD(S) led government in Karnataka is on the verge of falling after 16 MLAs resigned from their posts. If the resignations of the MLAs are formally accepted by the Speaker, Kumaraswamy’s coalition government will turn into a minority in the house.