Abstaining Congress MLAs violated whip, attract disqualification: Siddaramaiah

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Bengaluru, Jul 23 (ANI): After the Congress-JD(S) coalition failed the trust motion in Karnataka, Congress leader and former state chief minister Siddaramaiah said the rebel party MLAs who did not participate in the trust vote violated the whip by abstaining from the house, and thus attract disqualification. “15-16 of our MLAs violated the whip by abstaining from the House during trust vote, thereby; it is a clear violation of Schedule 10 (of the Constitution) and attracts disqualification,” Siddaramaiah told reporters outside the assembly after the trust vote. The ruling coalition could get only 99 votes against 105 of BJP in the 224-member house.

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