HD Deve Gowda Expels 3 Disqualified Rebel Lawmakers From Party

The three who have been expelled with immediate effect are A H Vishwanath, K Gopalaiah and K C Narayanagowda.

HD Deve Gowda Expels 3 Disqualified Rebel Lawmakers From Party

HD Deve Gowda expelled the three disqualified lawmakers for "anti-party" activities.

Bengaluru:

Janata Dal-Secular president and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Wednesday expelled the three disqualified lawmakers who were responsible for bringing down the party's coalition government in Karnataka for "anti-party" activities.

The three who have been expelled with immediate effect are A H Vishwanath, K Gopalaiah and K C Narayanagowda.

The three, who were JDS MLAs, had resigned from the state legislature and had abstained from voting along with 14 Congress MLAs, which led to the defeat of the Congress-JDS government during the trust vote on July 23.

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The action by the party comes days after these MLAs were disqualified from the state legislature by the then assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar under the anti-defection law.

The Congress on Tuesday had expelled 14 of its rebel MLAs who were disqualified.