New Delhi: As the situation gets from bad to worse for the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka, the Congress seemed to be divided on the Supreme Court verdict.
While Congress chief spokesperson Randip Surjewala described the verdict as a “terrible judicial precedent”, legal luminary and Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is also a spokesperson claimed that it was “not a victory for the BJP” as the top court indicated that the Speaker has a “free hand in running the Asembly”.
“We have emerged victorious. Ninety per cent of the case argued says the Speaker should decide in x number of days. Honourable court says we should not fetter the Speaker in any case,” Mr Singhvi.
“The SC has said the Speaker can decide what he likes, when he likes and hence the Speaker will decide,” Mr Singhvi said....