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Breather for Congress-JDS as Supreme Court Orders Status Quo on Resignation of 10 MLAs Till Tuesday

NYOOOZ 2019-07-12 05:30:00


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo on the July 10 plea by Karnataka's rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs alleging that Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh was delaying acceptance of their resignations.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy alleged in the court that its order on the resignations was passed without issuing a notice to the Speaker.
Senior advocvate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Kumaraswamy, told the bench that the pleas of the MLAs should not have been entertained.
He also said disqualification proceedings had been filed against eight of the rebel MLAs.
However, Singhvi said the speaker was constitutionally obligated to decide on a plea for disqualification of the rebel MLAs.