With the BJP forming the Karnataka government, the Assemble Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar is expected to step down by the party members. It has just been a day since BS Yediyurappa took oath as the chief minister and the BJP has already started contemplating bringing a no-confidence motion against the Speaker.
Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP President BS Yediyurappa swore in as the chief minister on Friday (July 26) and the BJP has already started contemplating bringing a no-confidence motion against Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, if he does not voluntarily vacate the post according to sources.
They said that the party has discreetly conveyed to Kumar to give up the post, which is conventionally held by a member from the ruling party.
"We will move the no-confidence motion against the Speaker if he himself does not resign," a ruling BJP MLA said.
The legislator added, "Our first agenda is to win the confidence motion and get the finance bill passed on Monday. We will wait and see whether the Speaker steps down on his own." The MLA sought to know how there could be a Speaker from the opposition party.
"Once we win the confidence of the House, we will go ahead with moving no-confidence motion," he said.
It was in a sudden turn of events that the BJP led by BS Yediyurappa came to power on Friday, barely 24 hours after Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified the three MLAs, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli from Congress and independent MLA R Shankar.
The Speaker had even indicated that in a couple of days, he would take decision regarding rest of the rebel MLAs including three from JD(S).
The raft of resignations by the rebel MLAs had brought down the HD Kumaraswamy led coalition government in Karnataka on Tuesday (July 23).
Last Updated 27, Jul 2019, 8:19 PM