Karnataka crisis: Supreme Court to hear petition challenging Governor's pro-tem speaker choice at 10:30 am Saturday

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Last Updated: Sat, May 19th, 2018, 06:23:54hrs
Karnataka crisis: Supreme Court to hear petition challenging Governor's pro-tem speaker choice at 10:30 am Saturday
Top Developments
* Supreme Court orders floor test on Saturday at 4 pm
* Pro tem Speaker will decide the mode of floor test
* Yeddyurappa cannot take major policy decisions till he proves majority
* Karnataka DGP asked to ensure safety of MLAs
* Anglo Indian MLA cannot be nominated before floor test
* BJP MLA KG Bopaiah appointed pro-tem speaker
* Congress-JD (S) move SC to challenge pro tem Speaker's appointment; court sets hearing at 10.30 am, Saturday

Bengaluru: The Supreme Court will hear the Congress' petition challenging Karnataka Governor's nomination of KG Bopaiah as pro-tem speaker at 10:30 am on Saturday.

Bopaiah's choice is controversial both because he is not the senior most MLA, and because he was reprimanded by the Supreme Court in 2011 for acting in "hot haste" during a trust vote against Yeddyurappa in 2010.

Earlier, the apex court in an order had demanded that the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly be held by 4 pm Saturday.