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The hearing in the matter related to the resignation of Congress and JD(S) MLAs from Karnataka is currently underway at the Supreme Court.
The matter is being heard by a Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose.
Last week, the Court had ordered that status quo be maintained by the Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly with respect to the resignations by rebel MLAs and the disqualification proceedings against them. The Bench had stated that the case involves issues of substantial importance involving Articles 164, 190 and 361 of the Constitution.
A day earlier, the Court had directed the Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly KR Ramesh Kumar to decide on the resignations tendered by the rebel MLAs. Hours later, however, the Speaker moved the Supreme Court seeking recall of this order.
Since the last hearing, the Speaker has filed an affidavit stating that he did not avoid meeting the Congress and JD(S) MLAs who wanted to tender their resignations to him. Over the weekend, five more rebel MLAs from Karnataka approached the Supreme Court seeking impleadment in the case.
Live updates of the hearing follow:
Submissions of Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi
Submission of Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi
Submissions of Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan
Rohatgi’s rejoinder submissions: