While the drama in Maharashtra’s politics continued triggering in the application of President’s rule a decision by the apex judiciary shifted the focus to Karnataka which was under a similar kind of situation last year.
#Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa: I welcome the decision of the Supreme Court which has given the verdict that all 17 MLAs can contest by-elections. Tomorrow onwards we are going to go to all assembly constituencies. We are going to win all the 17 seats 101%. pic.twitter.com/WvXWlOEMD5— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2019
Supreme Court (SC) today confirmed the disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs whose revolt caused the collapse of the Janata Dal Secular-Congress government paving the way for out throwing of HD Kumaraswamy as CM and crowning of BS Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state. The MLAs are allowed to contest the by-polls.
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“In a parliamentary democracy, morality is equally binding on the government and the opposition”, said SC while upholding the speakers’ decision of disqualification of MLAs.
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