Rebel Karnataka MLAs return to Bangalore after Supreme Court order

After reaching Bangalore on Thursday evening, the rebel JD(S)-Congress MLAs rushed to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker's office

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The rebel Karnataka Congress leaders who resigned from their legislative posts a few days ago have now left for their state. This happened after the 13 rebel JD(S)-Congress alliance MLAs filed a petition in the Supreme Court stating that the Karnataka legislative assembly speaker was not accepting their resignation.

Earlier, out of the 13 rebel MLAs, the resignation of eight MLAs was kept on hold by the Karnataka assembly speaker. The Supreme Court ordered the rebel MLAs to reach their state till Thursday evening and also told the speaker to accept their resignations. 

After submitting the resignation, the 13 rebel MLAs were staying in Mumbai and in order to make sense of the resignations, senior Congress leader and Karnataka Minister DK Shivkumar along with other party members protested outside the hotel while trying to meet the MLAs inside. 

However, Mumbai Police did not let DK Shivkumar and any other Congress leader enter the hotel premises. Moreover, the police detained the party leaders and sent Shivkumar back to Bangalore in the evening. 

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday wrote to Governor Vajubhai Vaani stating that out of the 13 resignations, eight can’t be accepted as they are not in accordance with the law. 

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