Bangalore: Five disqualified Karnataka independent rebel MLAs submitted an application to the registrar of the judiciary to take up on Wednesday the matter challenging their disqualification, a day ahead of the crucial second trust vote.
The counsel for the independents, KG Raghavan submitted the application to the high court’s registrar of judiciary Krishna Bhat, who in turn is expected to submit it to the chief justice JS Khehar at his residence at around 1.30 pm.
The HC bench on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of the petition filed by five disqualified independents to 18 October after their counsel sought time to amend the petition in the wake of discrepancies pointed out by the counsels for the government.
The court had reserved the orders for the 11 disqualified BJP MLAs to Monday.
Speaker KG Bopaiah had disqualified the five independents, along with 11 dissident BJP MLAs, hours before the vote of confidence on 11 October.