Congress’ Singhvi reacts to the SC’s Judgement on Disqualified MLAs
Vishal Malhotra (Photo-Video) Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :
New Delhi (13/11/2019): Today, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the BJP-led government stands “completely exposed” after the Supreme Court verdict upholding the decision of former Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to disqualify 17 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
Addressing a press conference, Singhvi said there were legal and political facets of the judgement.
Party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, who also addressed the press conference, termed the BJP as “Bhagore Jutao Party” and said the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka was forcibly “brought down by a BJP conspiracy”.
Singhvi, who was counsel for Ramesh, said that the court has upheld the then Speaker’s order on various counts.
He said the disqualification “operates from the date of culpability” and “resignations will not cure.”
Singhvi said the Speaker was perhaps not right legally on his order about their not being eligible to contest future elections.
“Once disqualified, it does not mean he cannot fight the next election. That part which prevented them from standing in elections, that has not been upheld,” he said