Speaker’s decision on rebel Congress MLAs made BJP take the final call
Speaker Ramesh Kumar has tough ruling issued on the disqualification of the three rebel MLAs till the 15th Legislative Assembly elections, and take the final decision on the BJP’s to the formation of a new government in Karnataka State.
Karnataka new CM BS Yediyurappa said, “I got a call from the BJP national president at 8 a.m. asking me to stake a claim and take charge as Chief Minister by evening itself,” he also said the decision was received by former CM Jagadish Shettar.
A senior leader from the BJP said, “The disqualification of three MLAs had an impact on the other rebels, even as attempts by Congress and JD(S) leaders to woo them back turned aggressive. We had to retain the rebels in our fold, failing which, all hard work would come to naught.”
Another BJP leader said, “We know that it is not going to be smooth sailing. We have decided to reply in the same coin to the rival political camp through a legal battle and strategy. This will mean that tough legal strategies will have to be built by us,” he said.
The party source said, the passage of Finance Bill in the assembly on month-end, it is failed to implement the President’s rule, it is an issue of the decision. New CM BSY said, he would seek a trust vote in the Assembly and he wins the trust vote motion, would get Finance Bill also passed on the same day.
Sources in BJP says that the party will move a no-confidence against the Speaker Ramesh Kumar to take action in order to prevent him from deciding on the remaining 13 MLAs petitions.