Can't force Karnataka rebel MLAs to take part in floor test: SC
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed 15 rebel Cong-JD(S) MLAs ought not to be compelled to take part in the proceedings of the Karnataka Assembly, which is slated to decide the confidence motion moved by the H D Kumaraswamy-led state government on July 18.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi further permitted Karnataka Assembly speaker to decide on resignations of 15 rebel Congress – JD(S) MLAs within such time-frame as deemed appropriate by him.
It also directed speaker's decision on resignation of rebel MLAs be placed before it.
Discretion of speaker in deciding resignation should not be fettered by direction or observations of court, it further observed.