BSY says K’taka BJP has lost majority; threatens to meet Governor
Bangalore: As BJP continued to crack down on his supporters in the ruling dispensation, Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) President BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday threatened retaliation, hinting that he is no longer keen on survival of the Jagadish Shettar Government in the state.
The BJP Government, late last evening, removed two Yeddyurappa loyalists from their posts in state-run bodies.
Captain Ganesh Karnik was stripped of the post of Vice-Chairman of Non-Resident Indian Committee and M Rudresh of chairmanship of the Kanteerava Studios Limited.
Party sources today said more Yeddyurappa loyalists would be removed from key positions in state-run boards and corporations, which are held by political appointees. They said that 16 BJP MLAs and MLCs would replace them.
Speaking to reporters in Mysore, Yeddyurappa noted that most of his supporters have been dropped from boards and corporations and also recalled that his loyalist B J Puttaswamy had been sacked from the Ministry and Tumkur Lok Sabha member G S Basavaraj suspended from the party earlier.
"After seeing all this, we will discuss with prominent leaders in the party (KJP) in 8-10 days and decide what we should do. My mind says this government should not continue even for a moment as it has lost majority," he said.
As many as 14 BJP MLAs associated themselves with Yeddyurappa at a rally in Haveri earlier this month when the former chief minister formally launched the KJP.
"We will bring it to the notice of the Governor (that the Government has lost majority). When the government has lost majority and is not interested to run the administration with the support of our supporters, the only option left before the Chief Minister is to dissolve the House and seek fresh mandate," the former chief minister said.
"I wish to tell the chief minister that you don`t have majority. Dissolve the Assembly and let`s face elections," Yeddyurappa said.
He said the state government has lost the moral right to continue in office. People feel that since action is being taken against supporters of the BJP Government, the support (by KJP) to the Government should not be continued, he added.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Reservation issue: Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others
- Zee Media exclusive chat with 'Welcome to Karachi' cast
- Zee Media exclusive interview with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
- UP Minister allegedly threatens, abuses Gonda businessman
- Manali: Heavy corruption found in environmental taxes
- Aapke Sitare: Astro prediction for May 24, 2015
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Five unmanned parachutes spotted over Mumbai airport
- UP: Jammu-bound Muri Express derails in Kaushambi
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man?
- Jaipur girl Mini Rajpal wins Miss India Deaf 2015!
- Mumbai architecture creates double decker bus from scrap!
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man? Part-2
- Dawood's intercepted phone calls prove yet again he is in Pakistan
- CBSE Board Class 12th Exam Results 2015 declared
- IPL 2015 Final: MI vs CSK - As it happened...
- CBSE.nic.in 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board (cbseresults.nic.in) Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced on May 25
- Heatwave continues in North India; death toll in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana more than 400
- IPL 2015 final: Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs to lift second title
- LIVE - Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced shortly
- Check cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Class 12 result 2015
- Kejriwal completes 100 days in office, AAP says centre 'shadow boxing' over row with LG
- Heatwave claims over 550 lives so far, Delhi saw hottest day
- Online filing of applications for UPSC civil services exam begins
- Not just today, Muslims feeling alienated since 1947: Najma Heptulla
- Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 declared
- CBSE Class 12 results out: Here's how you can check
- Mathura rally: PM Modi slams 'corrupt' UPA regime, lauds NDA govt's efforts in past one year
- Pakistan criticizes Defence Minister Parrikar's terrorism remarks
- Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others as Gujjar agitation continues