Speaker Ramesh Kumar says ‘Legislature Party leader has the right to issue whip’
Legislative Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar declared his verdicts to that a legislature party leader has the right to issue whip. CLP leader Siddaramaiah has raised against the Supreme Court order had circumvented the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.
Ramesh Kumar said in the meeting “But the whip is a matter concerning the legislature party leaders and not me. Legislature party leaders are free to exercise their rights to issue a whip to their MLAs, including the 15 rebel MLAs, and the House will not infringe upon that right,” he said. He also addressed “Issuing whip is your right. Following them is left to the MLAs. If any complaint comes to me, I will follow the rules and make a decision,” he said.
Siddaramaiah has urged for a decision of confidence motion issue in Supreme Court on the political crisis in the state. He said the rebel MLAs convinced by the apex court that they refuse the Assembly session proceedings and asked the fate of whip issued by him as Siddaramaiah. The Karnataka KPCC has invited the Speaker’s ruling.