- Supreme court decides before floor test in Karnataka assembly on Thursday
- After the Supreme Court's decision, rebel legislators are not obliged to accept party whips
- Counsel of rebel leaders Mukul Rohatgi said that 15 MLAs will not be present in the assembly tomorrow
- Top court said: Speaker rebel MLAs to decide on the resignations
Jul 17, 2019, 03:28 PM IST
Bengaluru The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday the petition of rebel legislators of Karnataka The Supreme Court said that we have to maintain a constitutional balance in this matter. Speaker 15 Consider the resignations of rebel legislators, they are free to make their own decisions. The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the legislators can not be compelled to become part of the proceedings of the House. Lawyer Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the legislators, said that the verdict of the court is that whip now will not be applicable to the rebels.
Mukul Rohatgi said after the verdict, "15 MLAs will not be present in the assembly on Thursday. The Supreme Court has given him relief that no one can force these MLAs to believe vote. Now you can understand the entire equation that the Assembly has 224 members. 15 legislators will not be present in the assembly. In such a situation, the government will have to prove the majority through the remaining legislators. "
The Chief Minister has lost the majority. They should resign tomorrow. This is the moral victory of rebel legislators. This is just an interim order, the Supreme Court will later decide on the rights of the speaker.
BS Yeddyurappa, former chief minister
16 MLAs of Congress-JDS have resigned in Karnataka On the decision not to resign, 15 rebel MLAs filed petition in the Supreme Court against the Speaker. This order of the Supreme Court can be a threat to the Congress-JDS government. The Kumaraswamy government will prove the confidence vote tomorrow. If the rebel legislators were not involved in the proceedings of the House, then the government could fall.
If the rebel legislators remain absent from the House: In Karnataka, the number of legislators except the speaker is 223. The support of 112 legislators is essential for the majority. With the help of Congress (78), JDS (37) and BSP (1), the Kumaraswamy government still has 116 MLAs, but 16 MLAs have resigned from Legislative Assembly. If these legislators remain absent during the trust vote then the number of members in the House will be 207. The figure required for the majority will be 104. But, in absence of rebels, only 100 votes will fall in favor of the government and the government will fall.
If the resignations of the rebels were approved: If the Speaker approves the rebels' resignation on Wednesday, then the government will need 104 legislators for a majority. The government will have a figure of 100, while the BJP has 105 MLAs and it also has the support of two independent legislators.
If rebel legislators were disqualified: Even if the speaker disqualifies the rebels, even during the trust vote on Thursday, the government will have to raise the figure of 104 for the majority. It will not happen to him. In such a situation, the government will fall.
If the rebels voted against the government: If the resignations of 16 rebel legislators are not approved and they vote against the government during the floor test then 100 votes will be cast in favor of the government. This number will be less than the 112 figures required for the majority. In such a situation, the Kumaraswamy government will lose confidence vote and the membership of the rebels will end upon voting against the government.
If the Kumaraswamy government fell: In such a situation, the BJP will present a claim to form the government in collaboration with Governor Vajubhai Vala. 76-year-old BS Yeddyurappa said that if the Kumaraswamy government falls, we will form BJP government in three days.
BJP leader Yeddyurappa seen playing cricket
Between the political upheaval, the state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa appears to be playing cricket with his legislative colleagues. On Tuesday, Yeddyurappa praised the Ramadan resort after playing cricket in the evening with the legislators.
Kumaraswamy government will prove trust vote on Thursday
Congress leader Siddaramaiah said that the Kumaraswamy government will prove the confidence vote at 11 o'clock on Thursday. However, the BJP had on Monday demanded to prove the confidence vote with Chief Minister Kumaraswamy. Yeddyurappa had said that BJP will form government in 4-5 days.
Congress 13, JDS 3 MLAs resign
Umesh Kamtalli, BC Patil, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Shivaram Habber, H. Viswanath, Gopalaiya, B. Biswaraj, Narayan Gowda, Munirattana, ST Somasekhara, Pratap Gowda Patil, Muniratna and Anand Singh have submitted resignation. At the same time, suspended Congress MLA Roshan Baig also resigned. On June 10, K Sudhakar, MTB Nagraj resigned.