Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Friday gave and appointment to three out of 5 rebel Congress Lawmakers who submitted their resignation in the prescribed format. The disgruntled legislators are expected to meet the Assembly Speaker at 4 pm today(Friday).
On the directions of the Top Court, all the 10 disgruntled Lawmakers on Thursday reached Bangalore and met the Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar. The rebels submitted their resignation personally to Assembly Speaker.
Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has given appointment for 4:00 PM today to three of the five MLAs whose resignations were in the prescribed format. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/ABAcvUIhvO
— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2019
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However, after meeting the rebel MLAs, Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar said he would require time to go through the resignations in a detailed matter.
‘I will go through them and decide after I hear them personally’, he told reporters after meeting the MLAs. He added that he needs to examine these resignations (of rebel MLAs) all night and ascertain if they are genuine’.
Dismissing charges of intentionally delaying things, Speaker said, ‘MLAs don’t communicate to me and rush to the Governor. What can he do? Is it not misuse? They approached the SC. My obligation is to people of this state and the Constitution of the country. I am delaying because I love this land. I am not acting in haste’.
With the resignation of the rebel MLAs, the strength of the ruling Congress and JD-S will come down to 103 while BJP has 106 MLAs.
The 13-months old coalition government suffered a huge setback on Saturday last week when 11 MLAs from Congress–JD(S) ruling coalition tendered their resignation. And thereafter political episode and drama started in Karnataka.
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