Sunday, May 19, 2024

Let Congress bring a no-confidence motion every six months: Yediyurappa

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa is nonchalant about Congress moving a no-confidence motion against his government in the state assembly. Indeed, he says their move “only helps strengthen my hands.”

“Who’s afraid to face this motion (no-confidence)?…I am very confident of winning it. Indeed, let them move this motion every six months,” said Yediyurappa to reporters on Friday.

Karnataka assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri on Thursday admitted a no-confidence motion moved by the Congress against the BS Yediyurappa government. A day before, the Congress had alleged that the CM and his family was involved in corruption. It is not sure if the JDS will support the motion.

But it woud appear Congress has taken a bigger bite than they could chew. Their former partner and Janata Dal (Secular) leader, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has hinted at not supporting the no-confidence motion, saying his party does nto wish to create any confusion and send the wrong signal to people.

“For us, people’s interest is paramount, not the Congress party’s. So far, the Congress party has not approached us, so we are free to make decisions. I do not think Congress is very serious about this motion. They have moved it just for the sake of it. At least it appears like that, if one were to assess their actions,” he argued.

“Every political family is accused of corruption. Why should we waste our time on these issues…” said Kumaraswamy.

In the 225-member assembly, the ruling BJP has 116 MLAs apart from the Speaker while Congress has 67. The JD(S) has 33 MLAs while the BSP has one. There are two independents and one nominated member. Four seats are vacant.

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