Rebel MLAs says they will not attend Assemlby

Hailing the Supreme Court direction on Karnataka political crisis, rebel Congress-JDS MLAs camping in Mumbai asserted today that there was no question of going back on their resignations from the Assembly or attending the session.

“We are happy with the decision of the Honourable Supreme Court, we honour it,” rebel Congress MLA BC Patil said in a video released to the media, a day ahead of the trial of strength in the Karnataka assembly.

Flanked by 11 other Congress-JD(S) MLAs who have quit, he said, “we all are together and whatever decision we have taken. at any cost no question of going back (on resignations). We stand by our decision. No question of going to assembly.”

The Supreme Court directed earlier in the day that the 15 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs “ought not” to be compelled to take part in the proceedings of the Assembly, where Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is slated to face the floor test on July 18.

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