Karnataka crisis: SC to take up matter on Tuesday, maintains status quo

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Bengaluru/Mumbai: The Supreme Court maintained a status quo after hearing both the parties on Karnataka crisis. The court will take up the matter on Tuesday.

The court began hearing on the pleas of the breakaway Karnataka legislators on Friday. The rebel MLAs had moved the apex court accusing the Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar of acting in a partisan way.

According to reports, the Karnataka Assembly Speaker had accepted only 3 out of 16 resignations tendered to him. He has rejected the rest arguing the same were not in prescribed format. Kumar also argued that he needs to be satisfied with due process.

The senior lawyer Mukul Rohtagi argued on behalf of the rebel MLAs that the Speaker is misusing Article 190(3)(b) of the Constitution and he is acting in a partisan manner.

The political crisis in Karnataka has entered the sixth day on Friday.

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