LIVE: K G Bopaiah is the man of the moment; SC hearing will begin shortly

New Delhi, May 19: Here's the man of the moment, BJP's favourite KG Bopaiah, the pro tem speaker. K G Bopaiah has been appointed the pro tem speaker to conduct the crucial floor test. The Supreme Court will shortly begin the hearing of Congress-Janata Dal-Secular combine's plea challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to appoint Bopaiah as the pro tem speaker. Here are the highlights:

-Most important objective was to establish transparency. Since the statement has come from ASG that live feed of proceedings would be given, we hope and trust there would be fairness. I have no doubt that the victory would be of Congress and JD(S): Abhishek Manu Singhvi  

-Hearing on Congress-JD(S) plea challenging appointment of pro tem speaker KG Bopaiah: Supreme Court says 'Live broadcast of floor test would be the best way to ensure transparency of proceedings.'

-Hearing on Congress-JD(S) plea challenging appointment of pro tem speaker KG Bopaiah: Kapil Sibal says, 'Long standing convention has been broken after the appointment of Bopaiah', adds 'Even SC has ratified this practice in two judgments'. 

-Kapil Sibal says 'The individual appointed must be the senior most member of the House which is a convention in the Parliament also.' 

-Hearing on Congress-JD(S) plea challenging the appointment of pro tem speaker KG Bopaiah, begins in the Supreme Court. 

-Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal to appear for Congress and JD(S), Sr Advocate Ram Jethmalani also present; AG KK Venugopal and ASG Tushar Mehta along with Sr Advocate Mukul Rohatgi  to defend appointment of Pro tem speaker.  

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