BJP calls statewide stir on July 9 for Karnataka CM’s resignation

BJP calls statewide stir on July 9 for Karnataka CM’s resignation

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Bengaluru, July 8: Karnataka Opposition Leader in BS Yeddyurappa, who is also BJP state president, today said that his party would hold a statewide agitation tomorrow (July 9) demanding resignation of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy since the Congress-JDS coalition government had plunged into minority.

"Following resignations tendered by disgruntled MLAs of both Congress and JDS the Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has no moral right to continue and he should immediately tender resignation and step down to pave way for the new government since the development activities are hampered due to infighting among both the party leaders," he added.

He said that the BJP Legislators Meeting scheduled later on Monday will take a decision on the prevailing political situation and chalk out suitable steps to be taken in the coming days.

Earlier, former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar talking to newsmen said that "when MLAs have given their resignation letters it is the duty of the Speaker to accept it without delay . He cannot take his own time. Whatever may be the outcome, the Chief Minister should immediately step down since his government has lost moral right to continue."

Meanwhile, BJP sources said the party into avenues available to move the court if the Speaker delayed taking a decision on the resignation letters received from 13 MLAs from Congress and the JD(S).

BJP leader R Ashok said that protests will be held tomorrow in all the Taluk and District headquarters by the party workers demanding resignation of the Chief Minister. (UNI)