Added on : 2019-07-18 07:47:12
It is disadvantage Congress-JD (S) in Karnataka as the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the 15 rebel MLAs could not be compelled to take part in Thursday’s trust vote in the assembly, blunting consequences of possible defiance of whip by the rebels who are holed up in Mumbai.
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose did a balancing act and refused to issue any direction to speaker K R Ramesh on deciding the resignations tendered by the rebels. In doing so, it overrode its July 11 order asking the speaker to decide on the resignations of 10 MLAs immediately. Later, five more MLAs joined the 10 rebels and sought a direction to the speaker to accept their resignations.