Supreme Court refuses speedy hearing on trust vote in Karnataka
Supreme Court on Monday announced that independent MLAs, R.K. Shankar and H. Nagesh's plea was rejected by the court seeking an early floor test in Karnataka. On behalf of the Independents, Mukul Rohatgi had requested the Chief Justice to hear the matter on Monday itself. He told the Supreme Court that the floor test in Karnataka was being delayed deliberately. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, "Impossible"
We have never done it before. We can consider it tomorrow. Rohtagi said, "The power test is being avoided for some reason or the other. He said that when the JD(S) alliance can be ordered to test the power first, the same order can be given again. The bench said, "We will see tomorrow. ''
Two independent MLAs, who withdrew their support from the Congress-JD(S) government, have moved the court seeking directions to conduct a power test in the state assembly at the earliest. He said, after withdrawing his support and the resignation of 16 coalition MLAs, there has been a political crisis in the state. Meanwhile, the BSP supremo declared a relief to the government that his sole MLA would vote in favour of the government. Mayawati had said in a tweet that the only BSP MLA in Karnataka, N.K. Mahesh has been instructed to vote in favour of the Kumaraswamy government.