Month: July 2019

Karnataka crisis Three rebel MLAs summoned by Assembly Speaker fail to turn

first_imgKarnataka crisis: Three rebel MLAs summoned by Assembly Speaker fail to turn upThree rebels Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) MLAs failed to appear before Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar Friday as sought by him for a personal hearing over their resignations, official sources said.advertisement Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 23:11 IST K R Ramesh Kumar the speaker asked the three MLAs to appear before him at his office between 3 pm and 4 pm Friday for a personal hearing.(File photo)Three rebels Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) MLAs failed to appear before Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Friday as sought by him for a personal hearing over their resignations, official sources said.The Speaker had on July 9 asked the three MLAs to appear before him at his office between 3 pm and 4 pm Friday for a personal hearing.The MLAs are Narayana Gowda of c (JDS) and Anand Singh and Prathap Gouda Patil of Congress.However, none of them turned up, the sources said.While Narayana Gowda and Prathap Gouda Patil remained in Mumbai along with other rebels, Anand Singh is learnt to have left for Goa. Earlier in the day, the Speaker told reporters that I will start the process if they come.The three MLAs are part of the first batch of 13 legislators of the ruling Congress-JDS combine who resigned from the assembly last Saturday, dealing a blow to the coalition government. Later, three other MLAs quit.Ramesh Kumar had held that the resignation letters of only five out of the 13 MLAs were in a proper format. Besides that of Narayana Gowda, Prathap Gouda Patil and Anand Singh, the letters of K Gopaliah Anand Singh (JDS) and Ramalinga Reddy (Congress) were found in order.Ramesh Kumar had then fixed July 15 for hearing Gopaliah Anand Singh and Ramalinga Reddy while asking others to submit their resignations properly.Ten MLAs who moved the Supreme Court alleging that the Speaker was not accepting their resignations had appeared before him Thursday as directed by the court and submitted resignations afresh.After the MLAs met Ramesh Kumar, the Speaker ruled out any immediate decision on the resignation.When the matter came up for hearing Friday, the apex court restrained the Speaker from taking any decision on the resignations as well as disqualification of the MLAs till July.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis Live Updates: People without ideology all gone now, says SiddaramaiahALSO READ | Karnataka crisis: How it started and what has happened so far | 10 pointsALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: Rebel MLAs return to MumbaiFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Narayana GowdaFollow JDSFollow Supreme CourtFollow ResignationsFollow Karnataka Nextlast_img read more