Dismiss K`taka govt, demands Opposition
Congress and JDS in Karnataka upped the ante demanding dismissal of the BS Yeddyurappa govt on the ground that it has lost majority following SC C setting aside the disqualification of 11 BJP rebel MLAs and five independents.
Bangalore: Congress and JDS in Karnataka on Saturday
upped the ante demanding dismissal of the B S Yeddyurappa
government on the ground that it has lost majority following
the Supreme Court setting aside the disqualification of 11 BJP
rebel MLAs and five independents.
"The state has plunged into a constitutional crisis in the
wake of the Supreme Court quashing Speaker K G Bopaiah`s order
on disqualification of 16 MLAs," Karnataka PCC President G
Parameshwara and Congress opposition leader in the assembly
Siddaramaiah told reporters here.
They urged the Governor H R Bhardwaj to recommend to the
Centre to invoke Article 356 of the Constitution and dismiss
the BJP government.
The government has no moral right to continue in office as
it had been reduced to a minority following withdrawal of
support by some BJP MLAs in a petition submitted to the
Governor on October six last, the PCC chief said.
Siddaramaiah alleged that the state legislature session
being planned from May 16 was with "political intent" and it
was not aimed at debating development issues in the House.
The Governor should not accept the government`s request
in summoning the legislature session from May 16, they said.
They also demanded Bopaiah`s resignation in the light of
observations made against him by the Supreme Court.
Referring to April 9 by-polls to three
BJP won, Siddaramaiah alleged that the victory came about due
to BJP using its money and muscle power.
"Let Yeddyurappa dissolve the state assembly and go to
polls. We will also fight it. If we fail to win, we will take
political sanyas", the leaders said.
JDS leader H D Revanna and party state unit spokesman
Y S V Datta alleged that Yeddyurappa has launched "horse
trading" to woo 11 MLAs, whose assembly membership was
restored by a Supreme Court order.
They urged the Governor to dismiss the government and not
to accept the government request in summoning the legislature
session. JDS leaders also urged Bopaiah to quit.
Meanwhile BJP spokesman V Dhanajayakumar said "There is no
crisis in BJP. All the 11 MLAs are with us. Our strength has
now swelled from 109 to 120. Yeddyurappa government enjoys
clear majority (in the 224 assembly)".
The 16 legislators, whose disqualification was set aside by
the court, has been in touch with party leaders,he claimed.
The apex court had yesterday quashed the Karnataka Assembly
Speaker`s controversial decision to disqualify the 16 MLAs on
the eve of the no-confidence motion last year which had
ensured survival of the Yeddyurappa government.