After efforts didn't yield results, Congress promised strong action
Despite repeated efforts, the MLAs didn't appear for the floor test, miffing Congress and JD(S).
The parties had said they would take strong action, and they did.
The MLAs whom Congress expelled are Mahesh Kumathalli, Srimanth B. Patil, Ramesh Jarakiholi, Prathap Gouda Patil, Shivram Mahabaleshwar Hebbar, BC Patil, R Shankar, Anand Singh, K Sudhakar, BA Basavaraj, ST Somashekar, Munirathna, Roshan Baig, and MTB Nagaraj.
Earlier, the lawmakers were disqualified from Assembly
To recall, Ramesh, who resigned from speaker post after Yediyurappa cleared the floor test, had also disqualified the MLAs.
On Sunday, 11 Congress legislators, namely- Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, Shivram Hebbar, ST Somashekar, Byrati Basavaraj, Anand Singh, Roshan Baig, Munirathna, K Sudhakar and MTB Nagaraj and Shrimant Patil, were disqualified.
Ramesh had noted the resignations weren't voluntary.
MLAs had spoken about going to Supreme Court
Interestingly, the MLAs have been disqualified till the end of the current Assembly term, i.e. 2023. This means they will not be able to contest by-polls. When Ramesh had announced his decision, the MLAs had said they would approach the Supreme Court.