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Laughter in courtroom as judge tells a witty joke on K'taka crisis

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The tense, high-voltage hearing on the crisis in the today witnessed lighter moments when a quoted a joke that the owner of a resort where the Congress-JD(S) legislators were holed up has also staked claim to form government saying he had 117 MLAs.

"On a lighter vein, I must say that I saw a message circulated on the in which a resort owner wrote a letter to the for formation of government saying he has the support of 117 MLAs," Justice A K said.

Those present in the jam-packed courtroom number six burst into laughter when the shared his moment of coming across this funny stuff on the Whatsapp.

Justice Sikri, who was sharing the bench with Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, chose to share the witty stuff when Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, was arguing at his best with all emotion and passion that some reasonable time should be given for the floor test as MLAs have to come from the different parts of the states for it.

Justice was apparently referring to Congress-JD(S) MLAs staying at the Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 15:45 IST