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    Karnataka crisis: Youth Congress leader moves SC seeking to intervene in case filed by rebel MLAs

    A bench was told by the counsel of the Youth Congress leader that the resignations by the rebel MLAs were nothing but a kind of defection and sought a hearing as an intervenor.

    New Delhi: A Karnataka Youth Congress leader moved the Supreme Court on July 12 seeking to intervene in a case filed by 10 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs for a direction to the Assembly speaker to accept their resignations.

    A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was told by the counsel of Anil Chacko Joseph, the Youth Congress leader, that the resignations by the rebel MLAs were nothing but a kind of defection and sought a hearing as an intervenor.

    The apex court has listed for hearing on July 12 the petition of the 10 rebel MLAs seeking a direction to Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar for accepting their resignations.

    Chacko, in his application, said that a resignation had the same effect as defecting from a party and that the MLAs were “bought or persuaded to resign by payment of enormous sums of money”.

    The apex court allowed Chacko to be heard as intervenor in the matter.

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