Resignations of eight MLAs not in order: Speaker Ramesh Kumar

Resignations of eight MLAs not in order: Speaker Ramesh Kumar

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Bengaluru, Jul 9: In temporary relief to 13-month-old JDS-Congress coalition government, which is facing threat of falling into minority, Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar said today that out of 13 Congress and JDS MLAs who tendered resignation to their seats, eight of them were not in order.

Speaking to newsmen here on Tuesday, the Speaker said that after the scrutiny of the papers, only the resignation letters submitted by Anand Singh, Pratap Gouda Patil, Ramalinga reddy (All Congress), K Gopalaiah and Narayana Gowda (Both JDS were in order and was in prescribed format and he had decided to summon them to meet him personally on July 12 and 15.

While the Speaker had asked Anand Singh, Pratap Gouda Patil and Narayana Gouda to appear before him on June 12, K Gopalaiah and the Congress legislator Ramalinga Reddy had to appear before him June 15.

The names of those MLAs, whose resignations are not in order according to the Speaker included Ramesh Jarakiholi, Mahesh Kumatalli, B C Patil, H Vishwanath, S T Somashekhar, Byrathi Basavaraj, Shivaram Hebbar and Munirathna.

With the Speaker rejecting the resignations of the eight other MLAs, the 13-month-old JD(S)-Congress coalition government received much needed breather to keep its flock together and reach out to its disgruntled MLAs to reconsider their decision to quit to Assembly, top government sources said. (UNI)