SC's order to Karnataka Speaker

The Supreme Court today allowed 10 rebel MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka to meet the Assembly Speaker at 6 pm to convey to him their decision to resign. It also ordered Speaker not to take action against 10 rebel MLAs/A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the Karnataka Assembly speaker to decide on the resignation of the MLAs during the course of the day.

The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, said the decision taken by the Speaker has to be intimated on Friday when the court takes up the matter again.The apex court also directed the Karnataka DGP to provide protection to the 10 MLAs from Bengaluru airport to the assembly after their arrival from Mumbai. Meanwhile in Delhi, Congress MPs held a protest against the ruling BJP in Parliament today over the political crisis which has hit the party in Karnataka and Goa.