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Karnataka political crisis: Can’t be pushed into a decision, says Speaker Ramesh Kumar


Hours after the Supreme Court on Thursday asked Karnataka Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar to meet 10 rebel legislators from the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) and take a decision on their resignations, he held a meeting with them.

However, Mr. Kumar insisted that he had a responsibility to understand whether the resignations were genuine and voluntary, as prescribed in the Constitution, and said the process could not be rushed.

“In the current political situation, I have to enquire whether they are voluntary. If I do not do it, I would have committed a mistake,” he told the media ...


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