Karnataka Congress MLA resigns from post; Kumaraswamy blames BJP
Karnataka Congress MLA Anand Singh also said that he would meet Governor Vajubhai Vala, and after the meeting, he would narrate the developments
Bengaluru: The wobbly coalition government in Karnataka suffered a jolt on Monday (July 1) after Congress MLA from Vijayanagar, Anand Singh resigned from the Assembly.
Speaking to reporters, Anand Singh said, "Yes. I have resigned. Today morning, I submitted the resignation."
While the Assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar denied that he has received the Congress MLA's resignation, Anand Singh said, "Is it so? Then I will resign again." However, Singh refused to disclose the reasons that led to his resignation.
The Congress leader also said that he would meet Governor Vajubhai Vala, and after the meeting, he would narrate the developments.
JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is in the US for the foundation laying ceremony of a temple, posted a tweet that said he was aware of the developments taking place in the state.
"The foundation laying of Kalabhairaveshwara Temple is going on at New Jersey under the aegis of Swamiji. I am watching all the developments from here. BJP is daydreaming about destabilising the government," Kumaraswamy's tweet said.
Singh had recently held a press conference in Ballari against the sale of 3,667 acres of land to JSW Steel.
Singh had stated that protecting the interest of the district was more important than the party and had hinted he would resign.
At the height of dissidence in the Congress last year, Singh had disappeared and was incommunicado. However, he surfaced and showed his allegiance to the party.
Earlier in January, he had come to blows with another Congress MLA JN Ganesh at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Ganesh had accused SIngh of finishing him politically.