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BANGALORE: The issue of disqualification of eleven rebel MLAs of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will come up on Wednesday before Justice V.G. Sabhahit of the Karnataka High Court.
Justice Sabhahit will be the third judge to hear the petition by the MLAs challenging the October 10, 2010, order of the Assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah, disqualifying them from the membership of the Assembly.
Justice Sabhahit is one of the senior-most judges of the court and he sits in court hall no. 4.
The case was posted before Justice Sabhahit as a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice N. Kumar had on Monday given a split verdict.
While the Chief Justice had upheld the order of the Speaker, Justice Kumar had set it aside.
Senior advocates Soli Sorabjee and Satypal Jain had appeared for the BJP, while senior advocate P.P. Rao had appeared for the rebels.
With the earlier Bench coming up with divergent judgments, the matter was posted before a third judge who will hear the matter on Wednesday.
The third judge will decide the fate of the rebels.
This is the first time in the history of Karnataka High Court that such an issue is being heard by a third judge after a two-Bench judge expressed divergent views.
The case of the five Independents, who also have been disqualified by the Speaker, will come up for hearing on November 2, 2010.
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