Karnataka Speaker exits House with plea for electoral reforms

Karnataka speaker has defended his decision to disqualify 17 rebel MLAs. He asked the assembly to pass a resolution seeking electoral reforms and review of the 10th Schedule as both have to be looked into by the Parliament. He said that the 10th Schedule of the Constitution dealing with the anti-defection law is not equipped… Continue reading Karnataka Speaker exits House with plea for electoral reforms

Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 MLAs, case may go to Supreme Court today

Karnataka Assembly Speaker has disqualified three rebel MLAs as they have violated the provisions of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution (anti-defection law). The speaker has said that the rebel lawmakers would now no longer be MLAs with immediate effect and are barred from contesting elections till 2023.However,the disqualification is open to judicial review. The… Continue reading Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 MLAs, case may go to Supreme Court today

Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on petitions filed by the rebel legislators of the ruling government in Karnataka. The plea seeks a directive to the speaker of the Karnataka state assembly to decide on their resignations from the Legislative assembly. During the hearing,Supreme Court said that the position and powers of the Speaker… Continue reading Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook