A team of Congress leaders arrived at the Supreme Court on Friday evening to file the petition. Once the plea is accepted by the Registry, they will approach the registrar (vacation) for an early hearing late on Friday.
The Congress has contended that Bopaiah is not the senior-most member of the newly-elected House and as per the Parliamentary convention, it is only the senior-most member in terms of number of times he has been elected to the Assembly who can be a Pro-Term Speaker.
Earlier in the day, the party said Bopaiah's appointment was made "with the sole intent of manufacturing a majority out of minority for Yeddyurappa".
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