SC to hear K’taka MLAs’ plea on Wednesday

SC to hear K’taka MLAs’ plea on Wednesday

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New Delhi, Jul 23 : The Supreme Court will hear the Karnataka MLAs' plea on Wednesday.

A three-judge bench of the court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, put up the hearing for Wednesday after the state Assembly Speaker, KR Ramesh Kumar, told the top court that he was very optimistic that the trust vote would be completed by Tuesday evening.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi represented Mr Kumar in the court.

The court on Tuesday took into record the oral submissions made by Dr Singhvi, that the trust vote may be taken up in the Assembly in the course of the day today (Tuesday) and it would be completed likely today in the evening.

"I am saying it (trust vote) may be taken up today or tomorrow... I am just being optimistic," Dr Singhvi today told the top court. Mukul Rohatgi, senior lawyer and former Attorney General, appearing for the MLAs, said that the Speaker was not doing the trust vote and it should be immediately done and thereby the top court should give a direction in this regard.

Now the matter would come up for hearing on Wednesday before the Supreme Court. (UNI)