A Division Bench of the Chief Justice and Justice Shaji P Chaly issued the order while dismissing a plea filed by Varghese KV, chairman of Thiruvalla Municipality, challenging his disqualification
On the other side of the political divide, three RJD MLAs, including two who were expelled on Sunday from the party, joined the JD-U.
In his plea filed through advocate Sahil Tagotra, Chodankar has sought directions to restrain these 10 MLAs from participating in Assembly proceedings during the pendency of disqualification petition.
The DMK referred to an earlier order of the top court which had disposed of the plea after taking note of the submission that the Speaker has initiated proceedings on the disqualification plea.
The court told Speaker Yumnam Khemchand to “restrain” the entry of seven Congress MLAs, who had “defected” to the saffron party, into the Assembly until further order.
As per the earlier anti-defection law, any elected lawmaker who quit a party couldn’t contest any election for six years. Later it was changed following court orders
Suggestions can be sent to the assembly secretary’s office before June 10.
The show-cause notice was sent to Dhanavelu by post on Friday. He has to submit a reply within seven days from the receipt of the notice.
Roy said the list of these MLAs who would be joining the BJP has been prepared and the legislators are in contact with the state BJP leadership.
The Supreme Court directed Yeddyurappa to prove the majority in the assembly at 4 p.m. on May 19.
Fearing poaching of their legislators by the BJP, the Congress and the JD(S) had earlier decided to fly them to a resort in Kochi.
The 18 MLAs were disqualified on a plea by the ruling party's whip after they met the governor and expressed their lack of confidence in the chief minister.
An official with the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North's border guards fired at least 40 rounds.
North Korean soldiers have occasionally managed to defect to South Korea across the heavily guarded border. But it's rare for a North Korean soldier to defect via the border village of Panmunjom.