Rebel Karnataka MLAs back in Mumbai

Congress increasing BJP’s membership: Kerala CM’s jibe at party’s political crisis

The MLA of KPJP and the Independent have also withdrawn their support.

While the rebel MLAs have resigned rather than try to defect to the other side, disqualification - as opposed to acceptance of their resignation - can still cause them some discomfort.

GFP chief Vijay Sardesai is now Deputy Chief Minister.

Taking all these aspects and the incomplete facts before it into consideration, there was a need for further hearing, it said. He should get adequate time to decide on resignations of the MLAs, Dhavan said.

Referring to constitutional provisions, Rohatgi said legislative and other businesses conducted by the speaker in the house are immune from judicial scrutiny but the issue of resignations are not. He says Supreme Court is nobody to give directions.

He said the Speaker could be given "one or two days" to decide but should face contempt proceedings if he disqualified the MLAs.

Singhvi argued that the disgruntled MLAs' intention in giving resignation is something different, and it is to avoid disqualification. "He can't be maligned and lampooned like this", he added.

A Chellakumar, All India Congress Committee secretary and the opposition party's Goa in-charge, was sent to the coastal state to take stock of the situation after 10 of the party's MLA's made a decision to join BJP.

Another senior advocate, Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Kumaraswamy, questioned the maintainability of the rebels' petitions, filed under Article 32 which deals with the enforcement of citizens' fundamental rights. "I am not here to sit in power, I appeal to you that in light of the developments I want to move a trust motion".

"Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary".

While the ten MLAs and Lobo returned here from Delhi, Sawant stayed back to attend a high-level meeting on the issue of mining in Goa Friday evening, which has come to a standstill following a February 2018 Supreme Court order.

Rebel Karnataka MLAs arrive at vidhan soudha.

The Speaker submitted that the rebel MLAs who have approached the apex court have cast aspersions questioning his integrity which are completely "false and frivolous".

Perhaps he meant Karnataka, where several rebel MLAs have handed in their resignations threatening the Cong-JD (S) government in the state. They have been camping in the city since last Saturday after resigning and withdrawing support to the 13-month-old JD (S)-Congress government in Karnataka, bringing it to collapse, almost.

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