JDS mulling to move HC praying for interim order

JDS mulling to move HC praying for interim order

Bangalore: Opposition JDS on Wednesday said it was mulling to move the Karnataka high court praying for an interim order on the petition challenging disqualification of 16 MLAs, over which the court has reserved its order in view of Thursday’s trust vote.

The party is seeking legal opinion whether an application can be filed by disqualified MLAs seeking stay on their ouster and facilitate them to participate in the voting during the motion of confidence, JDS spokesman YSV Datta told PTI in Bangalore .

However, he hastened to add that the issue is still under discussion and a final decision on approaching the court will be taken shortly.

The special bench of the high court had on Tuesday declined to pass an interim order on the petition filed by the MLAs, including 11 of BJP, seeking to quash the orders of the speaker KG Bopaiah, terming their disqualification as a “clear violation of statutory rules."

The court adjourned hearing till 18 October in the case.

Bopaiah had disqualified 11 BJP MLAs and five independents just ahead of the trust vote in the Assembly on 11 October, which was won by chief minister BS Yeddyurappa.