- BJP leader Yeddyurappa sworn in as Chief Minister for the fourth time on Friday
- Now Yeddyurappa has to prove majority in the assembly on 29 July
Bengaluru BS Yeddyurappa will prove his majority on July 29, after taking oath as Chief Minister for the fourth time in Karnataka. Yeddyurappa was sworn in on Friday after Kumaraswamy’s Congress-JDS government fell. The JDS MLAs are divided into two factions before the floor test in the assembly. A group has demanded former Chief Minister Kumaraswamy to support the BJP government from outside. On July 23, Kumaraswamy’s vote of confidence fell with 99 votes.
Former minister and JDS leader GT Deve Gowda said after the legislature party meeting on Friday that we all have decided to stay with the party. However, some JDS MLAs suggest that the BJP government be supported from outside. While some legislators have advised to remain in opposition role and strengthen the party.
Disqualified MLAs moved Supreme Court
At the same time, Congress rebel MLAs Ramesh L. Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathalli and Independent MLA R. Shankar have moved the Supreme Court against the disqualification of Speaker Ramesh Kumar. Ramesh Kumar had disqualified the three rebel MLAs on Thursday. Also, his by-election was banned from contesting.
Rebels of legislators cease to be members by 2023
Rebel MLAs were disqualified as members of the Legislative Assembly under para 2 (1) (a) of the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution and 191 (a) of the Constitution of India. The assembly speaker said that his membership would cease till 23 May 2023. The three MLAs R Shankar (Ranebennur), Ramesh Jarkiholi (Gokak) and Mahesh Kumthalli (Athani) are disqualified under the Tenth Schedule (anti-defection law) of the Constitution.
Law is equal for all: Speaker Ramesh Kumar had said, “I will use discretion to arrive at a decision in this case so that the trust the Supreme Court has shown in me will be maintained.” The deadline for rebel MLAs to visit me was over. Law is equal for all. Then he is a worker or the President of the country.