The Supreme Court (SC,) on the 11th of July, heard the petition filed by 10 rebel Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Karnataka against Ramesh Kumar, the Speaker of Karnataka Assembly.
A bench of judges, comprising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Aniruddha Bose, reviewed the petition. After reviewing the petition, they ordered the MLAs to meet Ramesh Kumar at 6:00 P.M., on the 11th of July.
The SC also told Ramesh Kumar to take a decision regarding the resignations today.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, “The 10 MLAs, who had moved the top court against the Speaker’s refusal to accept their resignations, could communicate their decision to resign if they so wished, and then the Speaker should take a decision today.”
The SC also stated, the Court should be updated about the matter on the 12th of July. Apart from this, the SC ordered police protection for the MLAs in Bengaluru.
The SC said, “Speaker to take decision forthwith or in the course of the day. The decision to be informed to the court by tomorrow.”
The next hearing of the case is scheduled to be held on the 12th of July.
On the other hand, H.D. Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, denied the news of his resignation.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the BJP are protesting against the Janata Dal (Secular,) demanding the resignation of H.D. Kumaraswamy.
Kumaraswamy also held a meeting with Siddaramaiah, K.C. Venugopal and Ghulam Nabi Azad, the senior leaders of the INC, regarding the same issue.
Stay tuned for further updates.