pennews
www.pennews.net
BJP presses for Kumaraswamy’s resignation, rebel MLAs move to Goa
Karnataka

BJP presses for Kumaraswamy’s resignation, rebel MLAs move to Goa

Agency News

New Delhi, Jul 9: Even as senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Lok Sabha that his party had nothing to do with the political developments in Karnataka, the saffron party leaders on Monday pressed for resignation of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and said it would stage state-wide protests from Tuesday on the same.

"We demand resignation of CM Kumaraswamy and an opportunity should be given to form a new government," a key BJP MP from the state Shobha Karandlaje told reporters here. The saffron party leaders in the state announced that as the JD(S)-Congress combine has been reduced to a 'minority' following the resignation of 13 MLAs and withdrawal of support by two independent legislators, a protest would be launched from Tuesday in Bengaluru.

In Delhi, leaders said the issue would be raised in both Houses of Parliament as well.
In addition to 13 MLAs, two Independent MLAs H Nagesh and R Shankar withdrew their support to the Kumaraswamy government on Monday. "There is no governance at all in Karnataka now. It is going to fall anytime. We demand resignation of Kumaraswamy," Ms Karandlaje said.

Ms Karandlaje, however said the rebel MLAs were not in touch with the BJP. In Lok Sabha after the issue was raised by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh his party and the government had nothing to do with the developments in Karnataka.