Hearing on disqualification case postponed to Nov 24

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Bangalore, Nov 17 (UNI) Karnataka Assembly Speaker Krishna today postponed the hearing on a petition, seeking disqualification of former Chief Minister H D Kumarswamy and 39 JD(S) legislators, to November 24.

Mr Krishna told reporters here that the hearing on the petition filed by Legislators Vatal Nagaraj and two others had been postponed to a week, following objections by the counsel of JD(S) Legislators.

The counsel raised objection to the demand for including former Home Hinister M P Prakash, who was the legislature party leader during the JD(S)-BJP government, as a witness in the case.

The Speaker said he had asked the counsel to submit the objections in writing.

Regarding the non-attendance of former Prime Minister and JD(S) President H D Deve Gowda, he said another summons would be issued to him as the earlier one was not received by him.

The Speaker said the hearing on the case, regarding disqualification of Siddaramaiah and seven others besides P G S Sindhia, was postponed to December one.

He said the petition on Siddaramaiah was set aside as he had joined the Congress and won the by-elections on that party ticket.

Later, Legislator Nagaraj told reporters that he had urged the Speaker to issue an interim order to JD(S) members, against whom the petition was pending, directing them not to take part in the floor test on November 19.

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