- Chief Minister Yeddyurappa said – Never do politics with a sense of revenge, believe in forgiving
- Kumaraswamy said- We will not try to increase the number of BJP MLAs from 105 to 100
- Siddaramaiah opposed the motion of confidence, saying – Yeddyurappa never got the mandate
- 14 rebels of Congress and 3 rebels of JDS disqualified, will challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court
Bengaluru Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday secured a vote of confidence in the assembly. Yeddyurappa was sworn in as chief minister on July 26 after the Congress-JDS government fell. While presenting the proposal, Yeddyurappa said that when Siddaramaiah and Kumaraswamy were the chief ministers, I was not involved in revenge politics in any way. Administrative systems had failed, we were only fighting for rights. There is no hatred from those who protest. Congress leader Siddaramaiah said that there was never a mandate with Yeddyurappa. Meanwhile, Speaker Ramesh Kumar resigned from the post.
Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, while taking action, disqualified a total of 17 rebel MLAs. Thus Yeddyurappa needed a figure of 104 in the 224-member assembly to prove his majority. He has the support of 106 MLAs, including one Independent.
Yeddyurappa said that I thank Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and JP Nadda. There is a drought situation in the state and we have decided that two installments of 2000 thousand rupees of PM Kisan Yojana should be given to the farmers immediately. Therefore, I urge the opposition to cooperate in the trust vote. Congress leader Siddaramaiah said- We had discussed the vote of confidence of Kumaraswamy for four days. I told Yeddyurappa that if you become CM, what will be the circumstances. We have come here to work for the public. Me and Kumaraswamy tried to accomplish this.
Yeddyurappa has never had a mandate: Congress Siddaramaiah said- “Unfortunately under the mandate, Yeddyurappa could not become Chief Minister. Where do you have mandates 2008, 2018 and even now? According to the majority, you have 112 MLAs, not just 105. We hope that Yeddyurappa will be the Chief Minister, but there is no guarantee. Were you with the rebels, would you be able to give a permanent government? this is impossible. I oppose the vote of confidence, because the government is immoral. ”
BJP will not increase the number of MLAs from 105 to 100: JDS Kumaraswamy said, “I ran the government for 14 months. There is a record of all our work done during this time. You (Yeddyurappa) am not obliged to answer. You (BJP) brought rebel MLAs on the road. The speaker’s judgment on his disqualification has received stern messages. He did not take any hasty decision. Power is not permanent. Neither for Narendra Modi nor for JP Nadda. We will not try to bring your number from 105 to 100. ”
The BJP had asked the speaker to step down after Speaker Yeddyurappa’s government won a majority and Speaker Ramesh Kumar resigned from the post. Earlier, senior BJP leader said that we have asked Ramesh Kumar to step down. Traditionally, the post of speaker is held by a member of the ruling party. If Ramesh Kumar himself did not step down, the government could have moved a no-confidence motion against him.
These 17 MLAs were disqualified Congress (14): Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, Sivaram Hebbar, ST Somashekhara, B Baswaraj, Anand Singh, Roshan Baig, Muniratna, K Sudhakar, MTB Nagaraj, Srimant Patil, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathalli and R. Shankar. JDS (3): H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda and K Gopalaiya.
The disqualified MLA will appeal to the Supreme Court, H Vishwanath said, “The Speaker’s decision is against the rules. The MLAs were disqualified on the basis of just one whip. You cannot force an MLA to be present in the House. All the MLAs will apply in the Supreme Court on Monday. ”The speaker said that the membership of all the disqualified MLAs will remain till 23 May 2023 under the Deal Change Act. Also, his by-election has been banned.