Kumarswamy confident of dissidents voting against Yeddyurappa

Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumarswamy on Friday said he was confident of dissident legislators voting against Chief Minister Yeddyurappa in the no trust motion scheduled on October 11.

Last Updated: Oct 08, 2010, 23:56 PM IST

Panaji: Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumarswamy on Friday said he was confident of dissident legislators voting against Chief Minister Yeddyurappa in the no trust motion scheduled on October 11.

"Wait for 48 hours, you will come to know their decision. They all are together and will take collective decision," Kumarswamy said outside Taj Exotica Resort at Benaulim, 50 km away from here, where 15 dissident MLAs of Karnataka are camping.
Emerging from the day long stay at the hotel, he said he is confident that Yeddyurappa government will fall.

When asked whether Congress and Janata Dal-S is ready to form alternate government, he said he would not like to answer hypothetical questions. "All the opposition group will vote for the no confidence motion," he said.

"You will come to know everything on October 11," he said adding that he had met all the legislators in the resort. Kumarswamy rubbished claims that he was involved in horse trading to woo the dissident legislators.
"They will take their own decision, they will not concede to anything," he said. The former chief minister said he was in the Goa to rest. The attempts were made by Congress to woo the dissident MLAs while BJP had initiated troubleshooting to keep
its flock together.

Earlier in the day, BJP had said that the crisis would be blown over by tomorrow. Series of meetings were going on in the resort which continued throughout the day.

PTI