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Karnataka Rebel MLAs To Stay Disqualified But May Contest Bypolls: SC

Supreme Court has upheld the decision by Karnataka Assembly Speaker to disqualify 17 rebel Congress-Janta Dal (Secular) MLAs but allowed them to contest the December 5 bypolls. These MLAs were disqualified by Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar after their revolt led to the collapse of the JDS-Congress coalition government. "Speaker is not empowered to disqualify MLAs till the end of the legislature term," said Supreme Court.

Updated : 13 November 2019, 01:46 PM