Kumaraswamy: Nobody could have governed the state given circumstances
HD Kumaraswamy failed to prove majority in the Assembly on Tuesday (July 23) securing the trust of only 99 MLAs in comparison to 105 who stood in opposition
Bengaluru: Karnataka caretaker chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday (July 25) said that no one could have maintained a stable government in the state in the present political scenario, after the fall of the coalition government two days ago.
Kumaraswamy said the resignation of the rebel MLAs of the Congress-JDS coalition had pushed the state towards by-elections.
"Whether you focus on development activities or the by-elections to 20 to 25 places, with the atmosphere created by the BJP, we cannot assume that the government will remain stable even after the elections," Kumaraswamy told reporters.
The Kumaraswamy government was reduced to a minority in the critical trial of strength in the Assembly on July 23, when the confidence motion moved by him was defeated with 99 voting in favour of it and 105 against, ending a three-week-long high-voltage political drama.
Kumaraswamy, who was speaking to reporters after meeting senior Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy, said he expressed his gratitude to him for having withdrawn his resignation to support the coalition government.
Reddy was among the 16 coalition legislators who had resigned their Assembly membership, but he later retracted his step and voted for the government.
Treading cautiously, the BJP is yet to stake claim to form government as the final word on the number game is not out yet while Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar still remains undecided on both the resignations of the rebels and pleas for their disqualification.