Assembly speaker uncertain on authenticity of resignations after meeting karnataka’s rebel MLAs
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- The Supreme Court has directed the 10 rebellious Congress MLAs to speak to
Karnatakaassembly speaker at 6 pm today.
- As many as 16 MLAs — including 6 from Janata Dal (JD) — have offered resignation.
- The MLAs accused assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar for not accepting their resignation.
Until then, the Apex court asked the Karnataka DGP to provide protection to the MLAs — including Pratap Gouda Patil, Ramesh Jarkhiholi, Byrati Basavaraj, BC Patil, ST Somashekar, Arbail Sivaram Hebbar, Mahesh Kumathalli, K Gopalaiah, HD Vishwanath and Narayan Gowda.
All India Congress Committee(AICC) registered a complaint against them for illegally staying at a hotel in Mumbai. The MLAs alleged that Ramesh Kumar, the Karnataka Assembly Speaker was not willing to accept their resignation, even when they are in accordance with the provisions in the Indian constitution.
As many as 16 MLAs — including 6 from Janata Dal (JD) — have tendered resignations. This comes after the resignation by Congress MLA R Roshan Baig, which happened on Tuesday.
"I don't understand what is the urgency for BJP. There have been instances where such impasses have taken months to be resolved. Whatever the pressure, I am not going to move an inch away from the law and procedure," Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar told The Hindu.
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