Supreme Court refuses to pass order on petition pleas by 17 disqualified legislators of Karnataka assembly

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1168037199767457792 Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....
saurabhparmar
Digital Journalist (Specializing in Indian affairs & Contemporary Political development). A Writer by Profession. Administration Enthusiast by Passion. Altruist by Heart. That's enough about Me!

Country’s apex court refused to pass an order on a plea to list petitions filed by 17 disqualified MLAs from Karnataka. Former Speaker of Karnataka legislature Ramesh Kumar had disqualified the legislators under the anti-defection law.

Justice N.V. Ramana while hearing the petitions asked senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi  “It will come. What is the urgency?”. Rakesh Dwivedi is representing the legislators. He told the court that the case was originally listed for the hearing on September 16 but it was deleted.

The disqualified leaders of the CongressJD(s) coalition had approached the court seeking relief in the matter. They are demanding to quash the orders of their disqualification by KR Ramesh Kumar dated July 28, 2019, since their resignations were “genuine and voluntary” in nature. The filed plea claimed that the leaders had submitted their resignations themselves on July 6.

Their petition has argued that the Speaker’s move to disqualify them is arbitrary and ungenuine. The leaders claimed that this is violative of their fundamental rights under Article 14 and Article 19 of the Indian Constitution. Rule 202 of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly along with Article 190 of the Constitution says that a member can deliver resignation signed in his own hand. And only Speaker is the sole authority to satisfy himself about genuineness and voluntariness of the resignation.

The name of disqualified legislators include Byrati Basavraj, Anand Singh, R Roshan Baig, Muniratna, K Sudhakar, MTB Nagaraj, Pratap Gouda Patil, Shrimant Patil, Ramesh Jarkiholi, BC Patil, Shivaram Hebbar, ST Someshekhar, Mahesh Kumatahalli and R Shankar from the Congress and JD(S) legislators AH Vishwanath, Gopalaiah and Narayana Gowda.

Previously, Supreme Court had said that the registrar of the court will look into the urgent listing of pleas filed by the disqualified legislators of Karnataka assembly.

ALSO READ: Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa appoints 3 Deputy CM; retains all unallocated portfolios himself

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Edtech space AttainU raises an undisclosed sum from former head of Google India, others

AttainU, an edtech startup, has raised an undisclosed capital in angel funding from a clutch of investors including Shailesh...

Root Ventures invest an undisclosed sum of capital into healthy food startup Kaarya Naturals

Kaarya Naturals, a health food company has bagged an undisclosed sum of money from Roots Ventures. Mumbai-based foodtech startup will use the infused funds to...

Ronaldo looking for ‘Edna’, girl who gave him free burgers

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Football star Cristiano Ronaldo in his recent interview with Piers Morgan revealed about his humble background and how he...

Sharath-Sathiyan pair enters Asian quarters

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Indias doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and A. Sharath Kamal entered the quarterfinals beating Mahfoodh Sayed Murtadha and Rashed...

Lamba disqualified from Delhi Assembly

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba was here on Thursday disqualified from the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This