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Karnataka Crisis Live: After SC order exempting rebel MLAs, all eyes now on floor test

The apex court's order has more or less sealed the outcome of tomorrow's trust vote in Karnataka.

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07:38 PM

All eyes now on floor test in Karnataka Assembly

All eyes now on the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly now . The Congress-JDS government in Karnataka is hanging by a thread after the Supreme Court order exempting 16 rebel MLAs from taking part. Clearly, that would place the Kumaraswamy govt short of a majority. All the rebels have said there is no going back now.
06:33 PM

PTI reports that Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar has been detained by Mumbai police

03:25 PM

This is a bad judgement which seems to protect the defectors and encourages horse trading and also violating the doctrine of separation of powers.

- Dinesh Gundu Rao

03:21 PM

Govt moves to disqualify independent MLA R Shankar

02:53 PM

Expect new govt in Karnataka next week, BJP says

A BJP government is expected to take charge in Karnataka next week, party national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao has claimed.He said this shortly after the Supreme Court exempted 15 MLAs from taking part in the trust vote, effectively sealing the fate of the Kumaraswamy govt. "We will not shy away from our responsibility," he said.
02:49 PM

What the Congress feels about the SC verdict

01:51 PM

CM Kumaraswamy has so far refused to comment on the Supreme Court order.

01:50 PM

Party can still issue whip to rebels, claims Shivakumar

12:56 PM

No question of going back , say rebel MLAs after SC verdict

Rebel Congress-JDS MLAs camping in Mumbai Wednesday said there was no question of going back on their resignations from the Assembly or attending the session.
12:51 PM

Rebel MLAs welcome SC verdict

"We honour the Supreme Court's verdict. We all are together. We stand by our decision. There is no question of going to the Assembly," a rebel MLA said on behalf of the dissidents who have been camping in Mumbai.
12:28 PM

View: Privilege democratic legitimacy in Karnataka

The Supreme Court order saying that Karnataka’s rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the House proceedings is troublesome and would violate the principles underlying the anti-defection law, argues TK Arun.
View: Privilege democratic legitimacy in Karnataka
11:57 AM

Rebel MLAs can't be compelled to take part in trust vote, rules SC

Read more about the Supreme Court verdict that has more or less sealed the fate of the Kumaraswamy govt in Karnataka ahead of a trust vote tomorrow.
Rebel MLAs can't be compelled to take part in trust vote, rules SC
11:51 AM

This is interesting. Our ET Bureau in Mumbai reports that a few rebel MLAs from Karnataka are "missing" from the Renaissance Hotel in Powai where they were camping.

11:26 AM

Karnataka crisis: Government will not last because they do not have numbers, says BS Yeddyurappa

11:25 AM

Karnataka CM has lost his mandate. When there is no majority he must resign tomorrow. I welcome SC's decision. It's the victory of Constitution and democracy, a moral victory for rebel MLAs.

- BS Yeddyurappa

11:23 AM

I respect and welcome Supreme Court order with utmost humility.

- KR Ramesh Kumar

11:22 AM

The Court has said that the matter will be fully thrashed out at a later date.

- Mukul Rohatgi, lawyer for rebel MLAs

11:17 AM

Will take decision in line with Constitution, says Speaker

11:09 AM

Kumaraswamy govt can't last now, says Yeddyurappa

11:08 AM

Rebel MLAs not bound by party whip

11:05 AM

Karnataka crisis:15 MLAs can't be compelled to take part in trust vote, says SC

10:59 AM

It's looking bleak for Kumaraswamy now

10:57 AM

What the Supreme Court order means: A quick analysis

Our Legal Correspondent Samanwaya Rautray breaks down the order: This Supreme Court ruling will effectively hasten the end of the Congress-JD(S) government without the rigours of disqualification and the 10th schedule which bars defection. The rebel MLAs cannot be compelled through a party whip to take part in a trust vote and vote for the govt.This also ensures that the MLAs will get ministerial berths in any new government that comes. If they had been disqualified they would have had to seek reelection before they could be part of any new government.Technically though, the Speaker could immediately decide on both the resignations and disqualifications and disqualify the 15 ahead of the trust vote. It seems unlikely though, as the rebels will immediately knock on the court door for relief.
10:49 AM

The immediately operative part of the order read out by CJI Ranjan Gogo is that 15 MLAs can't be compelled to take part in trust vote. Option of not attending will be available to them.

10:47 AM

This is an order which effectively ensures the defeat of the HD Kumaraswamy govt in the trust vote tomorrow.

10:47 AM

Will decide later whether resignation enjoys supremacy over disqualification: SC

The apex court will examine whether resignation enjoys supremacy over disqualification or vice versa or both should go together at a later stage.
10:45 AM

Not placing fetters on Speaker, says SC

Supreme Court has said that it was not placing any fetters on Speakers power to decide on resignations. But the decision if any will be placed before the court.
10:44 AM

Speaker can take his time to decide on resignations, rules SC

Supreme Court has requested the Karnataka Speaker to decide on the resignations of 15 rebel congress mlas as soon as possible but said that they cannot for the time being be forced to take part in any House proceedings including a trust vote
10:40 AM

SC: Speaker asked to decide acceptance of resignation as soon as possible. This power will not be fettered.

10:39 AM

SC: Resignation before disqualification or vice versa. These questions should receive answers at a later stage.. Timelines have become important in light of trust and competing interests .

10:38 AM

. 15 MLAs can't be compelled to take part in trust vote, says SC. Option of not attending will be available to them

10:37 AM

The bench is now reading out the order

10:36 AM

JD(S)-Congress slim hopes hinge on swaying four dissidents, reports TOI

Top leaders of the JD(S)-Congress coalition are riding on the slim hope that at least four of their disgruntled MLAs who have quit would have a change a heart and withdraw their resignations ahead of Thursday’s trust vote called by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy.
10:32 AM

Yeddyurappa sounds confident

10:31 AM

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for rebel MLAs, has argued that the Speaker is acting in a "partisan" and "mala fide" manner by not accepting their resignations.

10:30 AM

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the counsel for the Speaker has argued that the apex court does not have such jurisdiction to ask the Speaker to act in a particular manner or to decide the issue of resignation in a time-bound manner.

10:29 AM

Karnataka crisis: SC will deliver its crucial order on pleas of 15 Cong-JDS rebel MLAs

10:24 AM

We are unable to contact 11 of our 13 rebel legislators as they are in complete lockdown in a Mumbai hotel. Their mobile phones have been taken away. They can't step outside the hotel and they are under house arrest.

- Dinesh Gundu Rao, Cong

10:19 AM

Speaker Kumar said he is working in accordance with the Constitution and was performing his duty.

10:18 AM

The 3-judge bench is headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and also includes Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose.

10:17 AM

Chief minister Kumaraswamy is due to face a trust vote on Thursday and his government could collapse ahead of it if the resignations of the rebel MLAs are accepted.

10:17 AM

The Speaker has maintained that he being a constitutional functionary cannot be directed to first decide on the resignations of the MLAs and thereafter the pending disqualification applications.

10:16 AM

The Supreme Court will at 10.30 am deliver its crucial order on the pleas of 15 rebel Congress-JD (S) MLAs seeking a direction to Assembly Speaker to accept their resignations.

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