Karnataka Speaker reserves order on Umesh Jadav’s resignation

Karnataka Speaker reserves order on Umesh Jadav’s resignation

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Bengaluru, Mar 25: Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar today reserved his order on Resignation tendered by Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadav.

The issue was crucial for Dr Jadav, who has already joined BJP and got ticket to contest from Kalaburagi in the Lok Sabha election against senior Congress leader M Mallikarjun Kharge, even as Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah's recommendation to the Speaker to disqualify him from the Assembly since he has violated the party whip to attend CLP meeting, is still pending before the Speaker for disposal.

The Speaker following objections to his (Dr Jadav) resignation by some of the representatives of voters, on Monday heard both the side and reserved his orders. The representatives of Electorates of the Chincholi Assembly constituency, from where he was elected in the 2013 Assembly election, objected to his resignation stating that he was elected by the people for a five year term and without seeking permission he has tendered resignation.

The constituency is suffering from acute drinking water problems, the member instead of looking at the electorates problem has shown interest in contesting in the Lok Sabha election and cheat the voters who voted for him. They appealed to the Speaker not to accept his resignation instead advise him not to cheat the voters.

Dr Jadav, who was also present at the hearing, declining to comment on the complaints said that he will reply to questions at appropriate time.

Mr Ramesh Kumar, before reserving his orders, said that in Democracy peoples love is very important. There is strong bond between constituency voters and candidate and one has to surrender to the values. " I convened this hearing on the issue to let others know how much voters love their representatives. I am not concerned whether he (Dr Jadav) has joined other party or not, it does not come under my jurisdiction," he added.

The Speaker said that he will take a decision after consulting experts and hence reserving the orders. Supreme Court has stated that the Speaker should take decision within one week. (UNI)