Rebel MLAs met Speaker Ramesh Kumar yesterday and flew back to Mumbai immediately
After the action-packed Thursday rebel MLAs reached Bangalore to meet the speaker Ramesh Kumar to get an update on their resignation. Earlier the MLAs have moved Supreme Court against the speaker for not accepting the resignation. Ramesh Kumar in response said to Supreme Court that he needs more time to decide on the resignation acceptance issue.
Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar said that he can’t be expected to work at the lightning speed. He ruled out the possibility of the immediate decision on the crisis-hit Congress-JD(S) alliance government.
Union Minister Prahlad Joshi said that Speaker Ramesh Kumar should take his decision at the earliest
A senior leader of BJP Pralhad Joshi who is also a Union Minister in Modi government said today morning that “Speaker Ramesh Kumar should take the decision as early as possible and should not the drag the situation which is already politically-crisis hit. The MLAs have submitted their resignation in person which doesn’t arise any conflict and there isn’t any reason to delay the issue.
The speaker will also meet 3 MLAs today in the evening. He will meet 3 of the 5 MLAs who submitted their resignations in the prescribed format at 4 PM today.
The speaker will check if the resignations are voluntary and genuine before taking a stand
The rebel MLAs returned to the Renaissance – Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel last night after meeting the Speaker in Bangalore. They submitted their resignations again to the speaker after which the speaker spoke that he has received the resignations in the right format, now he just needs to check if they are genuine and voluntary.
The resignations of 16 MLAs from Congress and JDS have put the alliance government in worry. However, the Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy said yesterday that he is confident of showing the majority to the governor.
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