Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Sunday welcomed Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar's decision to disqualify 14 rebels legislators, saying it will send a strong message to elected representatives across the country who might fall into "BJP's trap".
"I welcome the decision of the speaker to disqualify 14 legislators. This honest decision of speaker will send strong signals for all the representatives in the country who might fall for BJP's trap." he tweeted.
The Karnataka Speaker on Sunday disqualified 14 more rebel lawmakers with immediate effect after the disqualification of the three legislators.
However, the former chief minister was evasive when asked by reporters whether the Congress-JDS coalition will survive for the bypolls.
"We will see," he replied.
When asked if any of the rebel lawmakers were in touch with him after the previous round of disqualifications on Thursday, Mr Siddaramaiah said: "Two of them had called me but I did not speak to them. I do not want to speak about the issue again."
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