Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa spoke to the disqualified seventeen Karnataka MLAs camping in New Delhi ahead of the supreme court verdict. He promised them that he would stand by them, come what may.
Bengaluru: With just hours left for the all-important judgement on the disqualification case related to seventeen Karnataka MLAs, chief minister BS Yediyurappa had a word with these MLAs who are camping at Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, and assured them that the verdict would in their favour.
Deputy chief minister CN Ashwath Narayan is also giving company to the disgruntled elements.
On the other hand, Sudhakar K, the disqualified Congress MLA from Chikkaballapura tweeted, seeking blessings from the people of his constituency. He also urged them to pray on his behalf and dedicated his services to the constituency and the nation.
ನನಗೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದ ಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. ನನ್ನ ವಿಜಯೋತ್ಸವಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸಿ. ನನ್ನ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ಹಾಗೂ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಸೇವೆಯನ್ನು ಅರ್ಪಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಈ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನನಗೆ ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಸರ್ವಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿ ಆಶೀರ್ವದಿಸಲು ಬೇಡುತ್ತೇನೆ.— Dr Sudhakar K (@mla_sudhakar) November 13, 2019
By-polls for fifteen constituencies will be held on December 5 and the results will be announced on December 9.
The by-polls are necessitated as seventeen members of the Congress and JD(S) decided to bid goodbye to their parties for various reasons, thereby toppling the coalition government, headed by HD Kumaraswamy These members also tendered their resignations to the then Speaker Ramesh Kumar.
However, the then Speaker Ramesh Kumar did not accept their resignations. In fact, he disqualified all the seventeen till the end of the current assembly term (2023).
Aggrieved at this order of the then Speaker, the disqualified members approached the top court, seeking it to set aside the Speaker’s order and allow them to contest the by-polls.
Congress and JD(S) leaders alleged that these seventeen disqualified members were being influenced by the BJP. Their counsel also informed the top court that the disqualified members who flew to Mumbai and stayed put at a hotel there was at the behest of the BJP.
On the other hand, the disqualified members alleged that they were being meted out step-motherly treatment. Some of them even put out allegations of interference by leaders like HD Revanna, saying they were poking their nose in things which were irrelevant to them.
The BJP too is stuck in a mess in relation to the disqualification. While the party is giving tickets to these disqualified members, some of its own members like Raju Kage have openly dissented against it and have quit the party as well.
Last Updated 9:35 AM IST