Will meet speaker, but won't withdraw resignation: Rebel MLA

Updated: few hours ago

Mumbai, Jul 11 (PTI) The rebel Karnataka MLAs, who are staying at a hotel here, said they would meet the state Assembly Speaker on Thursday, as directed by the Supreme Court, but would not withdraw their resignations.

The apex court on Thursday allowed 10 rebel legislators of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition in Karnataka to meet the Assembly speaker at 6 pm to convey their decision to resign to him.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the Karnataka Assembly speaker to take a decision on the resignation of the MLAs during the course of the day.

Reacting to the court's directive, rebel MLA Byrathi Basavaraj, who is staying at the Renaissance Hotel in Powai along with his other dissident colleagues, told reporters that they would meet the Karnataka Assembly speaker by 4 pm...