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K'taka crisis: Rebel MLAs welcome SC verdict; BJP claims govt won't last

Karnataka crisis, Rebel MLAs

Bengaluru/Mumbai : Karnataka's rebel Congress- JD(S) welcomed Tuesday's Supreme Court verdict, which said that they cannot be compelled to attend the July 18 trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly. A bench of the apex court, headed by the Chief Justice of India bench today delivered its verdict on the plea of 10 dissident Congress-JD(S) MLAs also held that the Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar had the discretion to decide either the disqualification or resignation of the MLAs.

"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. Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy declined to comment when asked about Supreme Court's verdict. He had earlier visited the Sri Sringeri Shankara Mutt in Shankarapuram and offered prayers.

Reacting to the verdict, Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar said: "I will take a decision that in no way will go contrary to the Constitution, the Court and the Lokpal. BJP leader and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa also welcomed the top court order stating that it was a "moral victory" for the rebel MLAs. ANI

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