Karnataka political crisis: Speaker Decision plays a key role
Legislative Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar as he returns to the office on Tuesday and takes a call on the resignations submitted by the 13 MLAs last week.
The Speaker, on Saturday, promised to initiate the process on Tuesday by calling all MLAs, speaking to them, and then taking a decision.
The rebel MLAs are expected to meet the Speaker on Tuesday morning.
Rebel MLAs, however, not be attending the Congress Legislature Party meeting, sources claimed.
“We have evidence to prove that the MLAs did not resign voluntarily,” said a senior Congress leader.
The Congress may petition the Speaker seeking disqualification of the rebel MLAs under Tenth Schedule of the Constitution for defection.
Section 164 (1) (B) of the Constitution stipulates that a member disqualified under Tenth Schedule cannot be appointed Minister till the date on which the term of his office as such member would expire or till the person is elected to either of the Houses, whichever is earlier.