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Yeddy man Bopaiah is pro-tem speaker, to conduct floor test

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

today appointed K G as the of the Assembly for administering oath to newly elected MLAs and conducting the Supreme Court-ordered floor test tomorrow, a decision denounced by the

Bopaiah, an old RSS hand, was administered the oath as by

was the of the Assembly between 2009 and 2013.

Considered close to B S Yeddyurappa, he had disqualified 11 disgruntled BJP and five independent MLAs ahead of a trust vote to help the in 2011.

His decision was upheld by the High Court but overturned by the Supreme Court, which said had acted in haste.

"Shocking decision by the Honble . Constitutional Convention says the seniormost, in this case RV Deshpande shouldve been named. Also had passed structures (sic) against the conduct of KG Bopiah as Speaker. Sad to see Vajubhai Valaji behaving like an agent of BJP," senior said reacting sharply to Bopaiah's appointment.

Usually the senior-most member of the Assembly is appointed the to administer oath to the newly elected MLAs.

R V Deshpande of the party is the senior-most in the new House.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:41 IST