Bengaluru

Two still anxious

If Wednesday’s Supreme Court order gave clarity to most disqualified legislators, two of them continue to remain anxious about their political future.

H. Shankar told presspersons soon after emerging from Supreme Court: “The court seems to have clubbed us together and pronounced a common judgment. Both Srimant Patil and I had not resigned. I will consult legal experts before approaching the court with a review petition.”

Mr. Shankar, who won as KPJP candidate from Ranebennur, had given a letter to the Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah for merging KPJP with the Congress.

He is among the 14 Congress legislators who were disqualified by Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar. In case of Mr. Patil, Kagwad MLA, he had not tendered his resignation to the Speaker when he slipped away from a resort where the Congress had herded its legislators and later emerged at a hospital in Mumbai.

However, the court in its order said that Mr. Shankar’s stand and plea made before the court was devoid of merit. “We do not find any reason and good ground to hold that the findings in the impunged (Speaker’s) order (to disqualify) are perverse and based on no evidence,” the bench observed.

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