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2 Independent Karnataka MLAs Seek to Withdraw Plea Requesting to Conduct Floor Test 'Forthwith'

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Illustration by Mir Suhail/News18.com

The Supreme Court was told by the counsel for the independent lawmakers that they wanted to withdraw the petition as the floor test had been conducted on Tuesday, and the coalition had lost the trust motion.

New Delhi: Two Karnataka Independent MLAs on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to allow them to withdraw their plea seeking its direction to the state assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to conduct "forthwith" floor test on a trust motion moved by the H D Kumaraswamy government.

The Congress-JD(S) coalition government on Tuesday lost the trust motion on the floor of the House.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose was told by the counsel for the lawmakers R Shankar and and H Nagesh that they wanted to withdraw the petition in view of the recent development.

"Where is Mukul Rohatgi (counsel for the lawmakers)? Where is A M Singhvi (counsel for the Speaker)?" the bench said.

It said it will pass the order only in the presence of the senior counsel.