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Karnataka: Congress files plea against rebel MLAs in SC
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Karnataka: Congress files plea against rebel MLAs in SC

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Karnataka Congress Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Friday has filed a plea in the Supreme Court against the Congress rebel MLAs.

In his plea, Rao seeking clarification on the Supreme Court’s July 17 order that allowed the rebel MLAs to opt out of the Trust Vote in state Assembly, saying the “Constitutional right of the party under the Tenth Schedule was vitally affected by it”.

“Under the Tenth Schedule, a political party has a constitutional right to issue a whip to its legislators. The exercise of this right under the Constitution is not circumscribed by any condition nor can it be subject to any restrictive orders from the court even prior to the issuance of the whip,” his plea stated.

In his plea he also raised the right to issue a whip by the party. How the right to issue the whip can be curtailed? Do Parties have constitutional right to issue whip?, he asked in his plea.