BJP exults in HC decision on disqualification of MLAs

"The action of honorary Speaker is vindicated by this decision of the High Court. Law has prevailed and justice has been done. This is a victory of sorts against the unholy alliance of the Congress and JD(S) which has miserably failed in destabilising the government," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

The Karnataka High Court upheld Speaker K G Bopaiah's decision disqualifying five independent MLAs who withdrew support to the BJP government in the state ahead of the October 11 trust vote which Yeddyurappa won.

The disqualified MLAs had maintained that they were 'Independent' so the anti-defection law did not apply to them but the BJP insisted that they had joined it and attended its legislature party meetings.

Along with these five independents, 11 BJP MLAs had also voted against the Yeddyurappa government. They were also suspended by the Speaker.

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