Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) BS Yeddyurappa after the on Supreme Court's verdict on Karnataka rebel MLAs case said that the Karnataka government is certain to fall as the Congress-JDS coalition do not have the numbers. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on the other hand declined to comment, when asked about Supreme Court's verdict on Karnataka rebel MLAs.
Reacting to the development, BJP national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said, “SC in its final judgement will have to create timelines for Speakers to decide a matter be it Assembly or Parliament. If required we'll look at need for amending the act so that Speakers can't go by their own whims and fancies.”
The Supreme Court directed on Wednesday that the 15 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs "ought not" to be compelled to take part in the proceedings of the Karnataka Assembly, which is slated to decide the confidence motion moved by the H D Kumaraswamy-led state government on July 18.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi further said Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar was free to decide on the resignations of the rebel legislators within the time-frame decided by him.
The court also said the speaker's decision be put before it.