JD-S MLAs' disqualification plea hearing adjourned
Amid the breakup of the JDS-BJP coalition in the state, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Krishna on Saturday adjourned to October 12 the hearing on petitions filed before him seeking disqualification of JDS MLAs including Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.
No reason to defer Saturday's hearing has been cited, sources in the Legislature Secretariat said.
GV Srirama Reddy (CPI-M), S Rajendran (CPI) and Vatal Nagaraj (Vatal Party) had filed a petition last year seeking disqualification of Kumaraswamy and 35 of his supporters after they joined hands with the BJP to form the government under the provisions of the Anti-Defection Laws.
JDS leader D Manjunath had also filed a similar petition seeking disqualification of former deputy chief minister Siddaramaiah and his eight supporters on charges of indulging in anti-party activities.
Siddaramaiah has already quit JDS and successfully contested the Chamundeswari assembly seat in the by-election on Congress ticket. However, eight of his supporters still remain as JDS legislators.
Another petition seeking disqualification of former minister PGR Sindhia, after he fell out with the JDS following the party aligning with the BJP, had been filed by the party MLA Muniswamppa.