Rebel MLA Ramalinga Reddy to withdraw resignation

Rebel MLA Ramalinga Reddy to withdraw resignation

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Bengaluru, Jul18: In a great relief to the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the state, Ramalinga Reddy, one of the 16 rebel MLAs, who had revolted against the state government have decided to withdraw his resignation submitted to the Karnataka Assembly speaker, Ramesh Kumar, an official statement said here on Wednesday.

The rebel Congress MLA said that he would remain in the Congress and take part in the floor test, which comes for debate on Thursday. The Congress leader has reportedly taken the decision following persuasions by the Senior Congress leaders including Mallikarjuna Kharge, Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and the CLP leader Siddaramaiah.

Mr Reddy, was however not in the list of 15 Congress and the JD(S) MLAs, who had approached to the Supreme Court. With the success of convincing Mr Reddy, to remain in the party the Congress-JD(S) alliance leaders, had achieved a major success as they were not targeting the other rebel MLAs, to come back to the party fold.
Among the 15 rebel MLAs, at least four of them had publicly said that they would go with their decision. UNI