Judgment on MLAs reserved

The full Bench comprising Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar, Justice Abdul Nazeer and Justice A S Bopanna constituted by the High Court will pronounce the orders on hearing of four applications filed by the petitioners in two writ petitions.

The hearing on the applications began with the Chief Minister and Speaker filing affidavits. The Speaker had defended his action and the Chief Minister had refused to be impleaded in the matter.

Supreme Court senior counsel, P P Rao, appearing for the petitioners said that the Chief Minister should be included as a party as the entire exercise is done at his behest and he is aware of  all the developments.

However, Satyapal Jain, Supreme Court Senior Counsel and former MP said that allegations against the Chief Minister are vague and void. “The Chief Minister cannot be a party. There is not even a basic allegation. The Court should not entertain such applications”, he said.

He submitted that there is no difference in the complaint by 11 MLAs (since disqualified) and the independent MLAs. He further pointed out that all the 16 persons (five independents and 11 rebels) colluded against the Government.

Jain said that the validity of order by constitutional authority cannot be examined nor questioned in the court of law.

The Bench upon hearing the matter reserved the orders, which will be pronounced on November 15.

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