Please don't forget the figure of 2/3rd, if 2/3rd are gone, I'll have nothing.
Dave: the Question today is about destroying the principles of democracy by using muscle and money power and Supreme Court will never allow it.
Tomorrow the party will abduct MLAs from States it does not have majority in & come to Supreme Court & say Supreme Court is bound by Floor Test.
Supreme Court should not entertain this matter.
“Constitutional morality is not a natural sentiment. It has to be cultivated. We must realise that our people have yet to learn it. Democracy in India is only a top-dressing on an Indian soil which is essentially undemocratic.”
#SupremeCourt Supreme Court
Dave: Heavens aren't going to fall that Congress must go immediately & Shivraj Singh's Govt must be saddled on the people.
Issue notice and hear it at length on some other day.
Dave concludes his arguments
This is not a case of defection.
This is a case of resignation and here are people who have resigned and the duty of holding by-election is that of the EC, not Supreme Court
One concern that we have: Speaker hasn't decided for 16 MLAs.
They say 16 have been taken away to #Bengaluru
We can't compel MLAs to attend proceedings but what we can do is to ensure they can take their own decision
That's the duty of a constitutional court
These are points that the Court needs to be alert about
These 16 either proceed to the floor or don't but surely they can't be held captive and how do we ensure this?
We just want your assistance in how to ensure that the legislature decides who has the majority?
Rohatgi says willing to produce them before the Supreme Court.
Rohatgi says that the MLAs can be instead produced before the Registrar of the Karnataka HC then.
"So that they can lure them, do horse trading... Why do you (congress) want to meet them (rebel MLAs) when they don't want to meet you?"
Rohatgi made this suggestion on Court's asking how the free will of the MLAs can be ensured
Can he sit on the resignation, can he be choosy that he'll accept some, not accept others because political game is going on? #MPFloorTest
@DrAMSinghvi: 1 or 2 days after settling down
Maninder: We do not want to appear before Speaker. It is a matter of our safety
Maninder (For Rebel MLAs): We don't want to meet you
J Chandrachud: There is a problem with your plea for access, this is not like the custody of a child
Justice Chandrachud: I see the reason why you're saying that, but it won't be appropriate
Rohatgi: I'm saying make it live! Whether it is MLAs meeting the Registrar General or someone else, make it live.
Matter adjourned till tomorrow, will be taken up again at 10.30AM