Karnataka may head for President’s rule
As per the current scenario, there is the certain chance for President’s rule in the state till Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar decides on the 15 rebel MLAs resignations.
BJP speaker G Madhusudan said, “If the speaker takes longer time to accept or reject the resignations of the rebels, Governor Vajubhai Vala may recommend President’s rule in the state, as we will not like stake claim to power in such a situation,” he said.
The party is also waiting for the decision of the Speaker on the MLAs resignation. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court already said in the July 17 statement, the Speaker was free to decide on the resignation of MLAs as per anti-defection law. Even though the Speaker Ramesh Kumar has to take more time to decide about resignation, they approach the apex court to accept them and re-submitted the resignation letters.
“Till the resignations are accepted, the strength of the assembly will remain 225, including one nominated, as the rebels are still members, with 113 as the halfway mark for a simple majority. Even with the support of two Independents, we will be still 6 short of the halfway mark at 107 (105+2) if we asked to prove majority by the Governor after forming the new government”.
Madhusudan said “As the decisions of the Speaker and the top court will take time, the Governor may recommend President’s rule and keep the assembly in suspended animation till we are in a position to stake a clam and form a stable government with our own majority,” he said. If MLAs resignations or disqualified, by-elections in 15 assembly sections will be held in six months of vacancy used.