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Disqualified Karnataka MLAs move Supreme Court for delay of December 5 bypoll


The disqualified Karnataka MLAs moved the Supreme Court on Friday, seeking further postponement of the assembly bypolls, which are scheduled to take place on December 5.

A bench headed by Justice NV Ramana on October 25 had reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions filed by the 17 MLAs, challenging their disqualification as lawmakers ahead of the trust vote by the then HD Kumaraswamy government.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the disqualified MLAs, mentioned the matter and said that the bypolls for the assembly seats are scheduled on December 5, and candidates are required to file their nomination papers between November 11 and November 18.

He said the disqualified MLAs would not be able to file their nomination, and the apex court verdict has not been delivered on the particular issue.

Rohatgi sought postponement of the by-polls till the apex court delivers its verdict on the petitions challenging the disqualifications.

The apex court asked the counsel for the MLAs to file a new application in this regard.

Earlier, the election commission had postponed the polls, which were scheduled on October 21 to December 5 in view of the pendency of the petitions filed by the disqualified lawmakers.


(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by GOVT staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)



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