New Delhi: As the latest development in the Karnataka political crisis matter, the Supreme Court has asked the rebel Congress MLAs of Karnataka to meet Assembly Speaker. The rebel Congress MLAs are asked to meet the Assembly Speaker at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the matter of their resignations. The Apex Court also told that the Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar will be responsible to take the final decision on the resignations on the same day.
The Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi further says that the particular 10 MLAs who had moved the top court against the Speaker's refusal to accept their resignations are now permitted to communicate their decision of resignation to the Speaker if they wish to. The Speaker, on his turn, after hearing the decisions of the MLAs will have to take his final decision right today.
Further, the SC bench has also asked that the Speaker should inform his decision to the court by Friday. As requested by the rebel MLAs, police protection for them as soon as they land at the Bengaluru airport has also been ordered by the top court. Notably, the MLAs have been camping in Mumbai hotel ever since they submitted their resignation on July 6.
Before this, senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi had alleged that the Speaker was not doing his duty as he did not accept the resignation of the MLAs. This allegation, however, made the Supreme Court bench to make an ironical remark at the Speaker by saying "How Lucky."
The court further added, "Speaker to take decision forthwith or in the course of the day. The decision to be informed to the court by tomorrow."
It was on Wednesday when the rebel MLAs had moved the Supreme Court alleging the Speaker of not performing constitutional duty along with also deliberately delaying the acceptance of their resignations.
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