New Delhi, July 19 : Karnataka state Pradesh Congress chief, Dinesh Gundu Rao, on Friday filed a clarification application in the Supreme Court, averring that its July 17 order allowing 15 rebel MLAs to opt out of the trust vote violated the party's right to issue a whip.
Large-scale desertions by lawmakers had hit the Indian National Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government forcing a trial of strength in the state Legislative Assembly. It, however, was unclear as to when the apex court would take Mr Rao's application up for hearing.
A source close to Mr Rao confirmed that the Supreme Court may take up the matter very soon.
In another development, state Chief Minister, H D Kumaraswamy, also filed a petition in the apex court challenging Governor Vajubhai Vala's letter asking him to complete the trust vote by 1.30 pm today.