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Bengaluru: Congress moves for disqualification of 4 rebel legislators


Bengaluru, Feb 12 (IANS): The Congress on Monday asked Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to disqualify its four rebel legislators for absenting themselves from the house in the ongoing Budget session in defiance of the party whip.

"(Deputy Chief Minister) G. Parameshwara, (state Congress president) Dinesh Gundu Rao & I have petitioned the Hon'ble Speaker, to disqualify MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathalli, B. Nagendra and Umesh Jadhav under the rules of the anti-defection law due to continued absence in spite of repeated notices & issuing of whip," Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah said in a tweet.

The four legislators were issued notice by Siddaramaiah for skipping the legislators' meet held here on January 18 and for being absent since the Budget session began February 6.

Though the four rebels had responded to Siddaramaiah's notice, the former chief minister earlier said the unanimous opinion of the CLP was for legal action against them under the anti-defection law, as sufficient opportunity had been given to them to fall in line.

"All the four legislators have written to me informing their inability to attend the ongoing (Budget) session till February 15. Jharkiholi replied that he had a wedding to attend, Kumathalli said he was unwell, Jadhav explained he was preoccupied and Nagendra said that he was held up with personal work," Siddaramaiah had said.

In the 225-member Assembly, which included one nominated Anglo-Indian member, the Congress has 80, including the Speaker, the Janata Dal-Secular 37, and the Bharatiya Janata Party 104. The remaining three comprise one each from the Bahujan Samaj Party and regional outfit KPJP and an Independent.

 

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    so, the lead is only by 5 MLA's?
    what next?

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    Actually what about the 5th one? Kampli Ganesh??!! Still absconding

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  • Vinayak Prabhu, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    well-done

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    It is good riddance to bad rubbish. This action was long overdue and will

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    Kachras not needed

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    Are they know the true meaning of MLA
    Hand over to them their respective constituency
    Let the constituency people handle n teach them lesson for jumping to the other party

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    Disqualify them from their Assembly Seats too ...

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  • Sanjay, HEBRI

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    Thats what he said😀😀... disqualify means from assembly seat only..

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    o.k. disqualified. will yeddy benefit out of it. no. he needs at least 5 mla's further. yeddy bana choupat raaja. drum bajaa.

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  • kp, udupi

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    mr
    dosti sarkar is not enjoying with150 plus seats it is just above the half mark. next time if few more resign or get disqualified govt will not survive. Already it is in ICU running with the support of ventilator.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    This will prevent them from joining Jumla Party ...

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