CM Kumaraswamy wins majority, BJP stages walkout and warns of bandh on May 28

First Published 25, May 2018, 6:13 PM IST
CM Kumaraswamy wins majority, BJP stages walkout and warns of bandh on May 28
Highlights

Chief  Minister HD Kumaraswamy won a majority in the Karnataka Assembly in the absence of BJP, who staged a walkout after Opposition Leader BS Yeddyurappa's address in the House.

Chief  Minister HD Kumaraswamy won a majority in the Karnataka Assembly in the absence of BJP, who staged a walkout after Opposition Leader BS Yeddyurappa's address in the House.

Currently, Karnataka Assembly has been postponed for an indefinite time. Earlier, KR Ramesh Kumar of Congress was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly. Speaker Ramesh Kumar accepted the motion for confidence vote moved by CM Kumaraswamy and later announced that Kumaraswamy has the majority.  

Meanwhile, BJP in the leadership of Yeddyurappa had warned the Kumaraswamy government of Karnataka bandh on May 28, if he does not waive off the total loans of farmers in 24 hours of coming into power as mentioned in his manifesto.

As soon as Yeddyurappa completed his speech in the House, BJP staged a walkout. Speaking about the bandh and walkout, BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai said that it was an unholy nexus and an illegal government by Congress and JD(S) by fracturing the mandate of the public which was in favour of BJP.

Reacting to the same, Congress MLA DK Shivakumar has said that this shows the kind of responsibility BJP has. "BJP can't force and blackmail them (Congress and JD(S)), they have the common minimum programme and will implement it. We can't act according to the wishes of BJP," Shivakumar said.

 

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