The Supreme Court (SC,) on the 12th of July, adjourned the case filed against Ramesh Kumar, the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, till the 16th of July.
The SC, which is reviewing the petition filed against Kumar, said, “In view of the weighty issue that has arisen, we are of the view that the matter is considered by us on Tuesday. We are of the view that the status quo as of today with regard to the prevailing situation be maintained. Neither the issue of resignation nor that of disqualification be decided till Tuesday.”
The decision of the SC came after a long meeting with Ramesh Kumar and H.D. Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
As per the orders of the SC, Ramesh Kumar met a bench of three judges, who were reviewing the case and asked them to give him some time to scrutinise the resignations.
Mr. Kumar, on the 11th of July, after meeting with the rebel MLAs, said, he cannot work with lightning speed and needs time.
Approximately 18 lawmakers of the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Janata Dal (Secular) (JD[S]) resigned from their respective Assembly segments due to internal disputes.
The next hearing regarding the case is scheduled to be held on the 16th of July.
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