Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case LIVE Updates: Decision To Disqualify Karnataka MLAs Upheld By Supreme Court

Supreme Court Karnataka MLA Case: The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the former Assembly Speaker to disqualify the Karnataka MLAs. However, the Speaker's decision to bar the MLAs from contesting elections till 2023 was quashed by the Supreme Court.

Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case LIVE Updates: Decision To Disqualify Karnataka MLAs Upheld By Supreme Court

Karnataka MLA Disqualification Case In Supreme Court: Karnataka MLAs can contest December bypolls (File)

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court today announced its decision on the 17 Karnataka rebel MLAs whose revolt led to the collapse of the Janata Dal Secular-Congress coalition government and the subsequent takeover of the BS Yediyurappa-led BJP government. The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the former Assembly Speaker to disqualify the Karnataka MLAs. However, the Speaker's decision to bar the MLAs from contesting elections till 2023 was quashed by the Supreme Court.

The judgement will likely have a bearing on the bypolls for 15 of the 17 vacant assembly seats and the current BJP government in Karnataka.

Fourteen of the rebel MLAs of the Congress and three of the JDS were disqualified under the anti-defection law by the Speaker in July.

Here are the LIVE updates over the Supreme Court decision on rebel Karnataka MLAs:

Nov 13, 2019 16:36 (IST)
READ HERE: Karnataka: Disqualified Karnataka MLAs Will Join BJP Tomorrow: Deputy Chief Minister
After the Supreme Court on Wednesday paved the way for the 17 disqualified Congress-JDS MLAs to contest the December 5 bypolls for 15 seats in Karnataka, Deputy Chief Minister Ashwathnarayan CN said they will be joining the BJP on November 14.
Nov 13, 2019 16:21 (IST)
READ HERE: Disqualified Karnataka MLA Case: Amit Shah Holds Meeting After Verdict On Rebel Karnataka MLAs: Report
BJP President Amit Shah held a closed door meeting in the national capital soon after the Supreme Court upheld the disqualification of 17 rebel Karnataka MLA but allowed them to contest elections.
Nov 13, 2019 14:06 (IST)
Disqualified Karnataka MLA Case: "We are going to win all the 17 seats 101%": BS yediyurappa

"I welcome the decision of the Supreme Court which has given the verdict that all 17 MLAs can contest by-elections. Tomorrow onwards we are going to go to all assembly constituencies. We are going to win all the 17 seats 101%," BS yediyurappa was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Nov 13, 2019 11:42 (IST)
Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case: "The hand of BJP in toppling the coalition govt is now clear," says Congress's Dinesh Gundu Rao

Senior Karnataka Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao tweeted over the Supreme Court verdict over the disqualified Karnataka MLAs.

"I welcome the #SupremeCourt verdict. The hand of BJP in toppling the coalition govt is now clear. The involvement of @BSYBJP & @AmitShah is now proved. If BJP has any morality left, they should not give tickets to these disqualified MLA's to contest," he tweeted.

Nov 13, 2019 11:40 (IST)
Disqualified Karnataka MLA Case: If Speaker is not able to disassociate from his political party and behaves contrary to the spirit of the neutrality and independence, such person does not deserve to be reposed with public trust and confidence: Supreme Court

If Speaker is not able to disassociate from his political party and behaves contrary to the spirit of the neutrality and independence, such person does not deserve to be reposed with public trust and confidence: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:39 (IST)
Karnataka MLA Disqualification Case: Speaker's political affiliations cannot come in the way of adjudication: Supreme Court

Speaker's political affiliations cannot come in the way of adjudication: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:39 (IST)
Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case: The constitutional responsibility endowed upon the Speaker has to be scrupulously followed, says Supreme Court

The constitutional responsibility endowed upon him has to be scrupulously followed, says Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:39 (IST)
Karnataka MLA Disqualification Case: The Speaker, being a neutral person, is expected to act independently while conducting the proceedings of the house, says Supreme Court

In the end we need to note that the Speaker, being a neutral person, is expected to act independently while conducting the proceedings of the house or adjudication of any petitions: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:38 (IST)
Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case: Constitutional morality should never be replaced by political morality, in deciding what the Constitution mandates, says Supreme Court

We must be careful to remember that the desirability of a particular rule or law, should not in any event be confused with the question of existence of the same, and constitutional morality should never be replaced by political morality, in deciding what the Constitution mandates: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:37 (IST)
Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case: It is clear that the Speaker, in exercise of his powers under the Tenth Schedule, does not have the power to either indicate the period for which a person is disqualified, nor to bar someone from contesting elections, says Supreme Court

From the above, it is clear that the Speaker, in exercise of his powers under the Tenth Schedule, does not have the power to either indicate the period for which a person is disqualified, nor to bar someone from contesting elections: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:31 (IST)
Karnataka MLA Disqualification Case: Any attempt to interfere is better termed as reconstruction, which falls beyond the scope of legal interpretation by the Courts, says Supreme Court

Any attempt to interfere is better termed as reconstruction, which falls beyond the scope of legal interpretation by the Courts: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:31 (IST)
Supreme Court Karnataka MLA Case: The Speaker should give sufficient opportunity to a member before deciding a disqualification proceeding, says Supreme Court

The Speaker should give sufficient opportunity to a member before deciding a disqualification proceeding and ordinarily follow the time limit prescribed in the Rules of the Legislature: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:30 (IST)
Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case: It should not be understood to mean that the Speaker could cut short the hearing period: Supreme Court

It should not be understood to mean that the Speaker could cut short the hearing period: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:30 (IST)
Karnataka MLA Disqualification Case: Our findings on allegations of not granting specific time in all the above cases are based on the unique facts and circumstances of each case: Supreme Court

Our findings on allegations of not granting specific time in all the above cases are based on the unique facts and circumstances of each case: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:28 (IST)
Disqualified Karnataka MLA Case: The taint of disqualification does not vaporise, on resignation, provided the defection has happened prior to the date of resignation: Supreme Court

The taint of disqualification does not vaporise, on resignation, provided the defection has happened prior to the date of resignation: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:28 (IST)
Supreme Court Karnataka Disqualified MLA: There is no doubt that the disqualification relates to the date when such act of defection takes place: Supreme Court

There is no doubt that the disqualification relates to the date when such act of defection takes place. The tendering of resignation does not have a bearing on the jurisdiction of the Speaker in this regard: Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 11:25 (IST)
Supreme Court Karnataka MLA Case: Supreme Court says its verdict is based on facts and circumstance of case and does not interfere in Speaker's power to disqualify members

Supreme Court says its verdict is based on facts and circumstance of case and does not interfere in Speaker's power to disqualify members: news agency PTI
Nov 13, 2019 11:24 (IST)
Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case: Supreme Court says if elected in bypolls, these disqualified Karnataka MLAs can become ministers or hold public office

Supreme Court says if elected in bypolls, these disqualified Karnataka MLAs can become ministers or hold public office: news agency PTI.
Nov 13, 2019 11:24 (IST)
Disqualified Karnataka MLA Case: Supreme Court deprecates manner in which these disqualified Karnataka MLAs directly approached it without first moving high court

Supreme Court deprecates manner in which these disqualified Karnataka MLAs directly approached it without first moving high court: news agency PTI
Nov 13, 2019 11:09 (IST)
Disqualified Karnataka MLA Case: Supreme Court verdict paves way for disqualified MLAs to contest December 5 bypolls in Karnataka

Supreme Court verdict paves way for disqualified MLAs to contest December 5 bypolls in Karnataka: news agency PTI
Nov 13, 2019 11:08 (IST)
Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case: Supreme Court strikes down portion of former Speaker's order

Supreme Court strikes down portion of former Speaker's order which said MLAs would be disqualified till end of tenure of 15th Karnataka Assembly: news agency PTI
Nov 13, 2019 10:59 (IST)
READ HERE: Disqualified Karnataka MLA Case: 17 Karnataka MLAs Stay Disqualified, But Can Contest Polls: Supreme Court
The disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs whose revolt triggered the collapse of the Janata Dal Secular-Congress government and the takeover by the BS Yediyurappa-led BJP will stand, the Supreme Court said today. But the court has cancelled the Speaker's decision to bar the rebel MLAs from contesting polls till 2023.
Nov 13, 2019 10:57 (IST)
Karnataka Disqualified MLA Case: Both ruling and opposition party have a role to uphold constitutional morality, says Supreme Court bench

Both ruling and opposition party have a role to uphold constitutional morality, says Supreme Court bench.
Nov 13, 2019 10:56 (IST)
Disqualified Karnataka MLA Case: We proceeded to hear the case because of the peculiar instances, says Supreme Court

We proceeded to hear the case because of the peculiar instances, says Supreme Court
Nov 13, 2019 10:56 (IST)
Supreme Court Karnataka MLA Case: In a parliamentary democracy morality is equally binding on government and opposition, says Supreme Court

In a parliamentary democracy morality is equally binding on government and opposition, says Supreme Court.
Nov 13, 2019 10:51 (IST)
Disqualified Karnataka MLA Case: Speaker is not empowered to disqualify MLAs till the end of the legislature term

Speaker is not empowered to disqualify MLAs till the end of the legislature term, says Supreme Court bench.
Nov 13, 2019 10:46 (IST)
Karnataka Rebel MLAs Case: The disqualified Karnataka rebel MLAs can contest the December bypolls

The disqualified Karnataka rebel MLAs can contest the December bypolls
Nov 13, 2019 10:45 (IST)
BREAKING: Karnataka MLAs Case: Supreme Court passes judgement on Karnataka MLAs, upholds disqualification, quashes decision to bar them from contesting polls till 2023

Supreme Court confirms former Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar's decision to disqualify the Karnataka rebel MLAs, but quashes Mr Kumar's decision to bar them from contesting polls till 2023.
Nov 13, 2019 10:43 (IST)
BREAKING: Karnataka Rebel MLAs Case: Supreme Court says the then Speaker's decision to bar the rebel Karnataka MLAs till 2023 is quashed

Supreme Court says the Speaker's decision to bar the rebel Karnataka MLAs till 2023 is quashed
Nov 13, 2019 10:42 (IST)
BREAKING: Karnataka Rebel MLAs Case: Supreme Court upholds Speaker's decision to disqualify MLAs

BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds Speaker's decision to disqualify MLAs
Nov 13, 2019 10:23 (IST)
READ HERE: Karnataka Rebel MLAs Case: Supreme Court Verdict On Disqualified Karnataka MLAs Today: 10 Points
A decision on 17 Karnataka MLAs whose revolt triggered the collapse of the Janata Dal Secular-Congress government and the takeover by the BS Yediyurappa-led BJP is expected in the Supreme Court today. The court will decide whether the then Speaker's decision to disqualify the rebels and bar them from contesting elections during the term of the current Karnataka assembly should stand. The judgment could have a bearing on the BJP government and also the December by-polls to 15 of 17 vacant seats in the assembly.
Nov 13, 2019 10:23 (IST)
Karnataka Rebel MLAs Case: Three judge bench to announce verdict

A three-judge bench of Justice NN Ramanna, Justice Sanjeev Khanna and Justice Krishna Murari will announce the verdict.

Justice NV Ramanna has written the judgement.
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