Karnataka:9/7/19:After the scrutiny of resignation letters submitted by 13 dissident MLAs, Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar has informed that only five are in the right format.
Speaking to media persons in Bengaluru today, he informed that eight MLAs whose formats were found incorrect have been asked to resubmit the resignation letters.
The five members whose letters were found in the right format are being called for personal hearing on coming Friday and Monday.
The petition filed by KPCC to disqualify a few dissident MLAs will be looked into by the Speaker on Thursday.
The Speaker also informed that a date for the public hearing will be fixed to look into applications submitted by the members of the public who have sought rejection of the resignation letters.
Speaker also said that he has written a letter to the Governor that he will uphold the constitution and act according to the public good in dealing with the resignation letters submitted to him.
JDS, Congress and BJP are gearing up for their next course of action tomorrow.
Amid the relentless efforts to save the coalition Government in Karnataka, Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad has reached Bengaluru today and Congress troubleshooter D K Shivakumar has announced that he will go to Mumbai tomorrow and meet the rebel MLAs.
BJP on its part has decided to meet the Governor and the Speaker tomorrow.
Its leader Arvind Limbavali informed media persons after the legislative party meeting that they will ask the Governor to intervene as the Government has lost majority and ask Speaker to accept the resignation letters of MLAs without delay.
The party MLAs will also hold a dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Secretariat building premises tomorrow.