The Supreme Court will consider the audio clip of CM Yediyurappa in the case of MLA disqualification from Karnataka

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would consider the new audio clip in which the prime minister BS Yediyurappa supposedly it refers to 17 rebels of the JD (S) MLA Congress, who had been disqualified.

A bank of three judges headed by Judge NV Ramana said that since the matter was notified, the higher court would consider it. However, the bank did not specify whether it would record the audio clip.

The higher court said that the issue raised now was also presented to him during the hearing on the allegations presented by these MLAs challenging the decision of the then speaker to disqualify them.

An alleged audio clip of Yediyurappa expressing anguish against the leaders of his party at a recent party meeting in Hubballi for his opposition to giving tickets to the disqualified MLAs of Congress-JD (S) for December 5 in 15 electoral districts had It came to light last Friday.

In the audio, he allegedly says that the rebel members of the JD (S) MLA Congress, which were later disqualified, were kept in Mumbai during the last days of the coalition government under the national president of the BJP Amit Shah The watch.

Voting at 15 of the 17 seats represented by disqualified MLA will take place on December 5.

Lead attorney Kapil Sibal , appearing for the Karnataka Congress, told the bank that in the audio clip, Yediyurappa said during the BJP central committee meeting that everything was designed by the national president of BJP, who is also the Minister of Interior of the union.

He said that since the higher court has reserved its verdict on the batch of petitions filed by 17 disqualified MLAs that challenge the decision of the then speaker to disqualify them, they want to place the audio clip in the register.

You have covered everything in the arguments extensively, the bank told Sibal, who also understands Judges Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari.

However, Sibal told the bank that the audio clip came to light after discussions at the cusp court ended.

The speaker's order must be tested. If you wish to place additional evidence on the record, then we will have to issue a notice, the bank said, adding: You have brought it to our notice, we will consider it. Allow us to issue the judgment.

The bank also told Sibal that during his arguments, he had already referred to the hospitality provided to these MLAs in Mumbai, allegedly by the BJP.

The Karnataka Congress requested the superior court to record the audio clip in which Yediyurappa is allegedly beating the leaders of his party for not recognizing the sacrifice of the disqualified MLAs of the JD (S) Congress, for which the BJP It could come to power in the state.

He had disqualified 17 legislators as MLA, and ruled that they would cease to be MLA with immediate effect until the expiration of the 15th assembly (in 2023).

On October 25, the superior court had a reserved verdict on the lot of petitions that challenged the disqualification of the 17 MLA of Karnataka before the vote of confidence presented by the former HD Kumaraswamy government.