The leaders who have approached the apex court are Prathap Gouda Patil, BC Patil, Shivaram Hebbar, ST Somashekar, Byrathi Basavaraj and Munirathna. They have sought direction for quashing and setting aside the order of the Speaker rejecting the resignations tendered by them.
The current processes of in-flow and out-flow underline the weakness of the way parties are organised. Parties do talk about membership drives, but they often obfuscate intra-party democracy and intra-party competition.
All the 17 MLAs who have been disqualified were associated with the rebellion against the Congress-JD(S) government headed by H D Kumaraswamy. They are now likely to move the Supreme Court against their disqualification.
Karnataka Floor Test Today, Karnataka Trust Vote: State Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao has moved the Supreme Court against July 17 order saying that the rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to attend House proceedings.
Gopala Gowda's penury offers a glorious contrast to today’s Karnataka legislators who are being measured in dollar millions. He functions as a convenient instrument to measure the slide of intent and values in public life.