SC to hear Congress plea on KG Bopaiah tomorrow at 10.30 am
Congress' Abhishek Manu Singhvi & Kapil Sibal file petition with Supreme Court registrar seeking dismissal of KG Bopaiah as pro-tem speaker.
The protesting Congress men knocked the doors of Supreme Court for urgent hearing over the appointment of pro-tem speaker. As per ANI reports, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Congress's plea on Saturday at 10:30 am.
The BJP had earlier appointed three time MLA KG Bopaiah as the pro tem speaker to supervise the floor test which is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 4pm as per the orders of the Supreme Court. Bopaiah is the current BJP MLA from Virajpet.
A pro tem Speaker is appointed by the Governor for the time being, until the Legislative Assembly elects their Speaker. The term pro tem is derived from Latin s which means 'temporarily' or for the 'time being'.
The BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats, followed by the Congress with 78, JD(S) with 37 and three seats have gone to others in the 224-member Assembly where elections were held for 222 seats.
The majority mark is 112 seats and the post-poll alliance strength of the Congress-JD(S) combine, which claims to have 117 MLAs, has alleged foul play in the Governor inviting BJP to form the government.
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 PM tomorrow, drastically slashing the 15-day window given by the Governor to BJP Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to prove majority.