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BJP may try to scuttle HD Kumaraswamy’s budget

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 7, 2019, 9:53 pm IST
Updated Feb 7, 2019, 9:53 pm IST
Party may argue that with Cong MLAs absent, CM cannot present budget.
Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, former CM Siddaramaiah and PWD Minister H.D. Revanna in discussion during the legislature session on Wednesday
 Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, former CM Siddaramaiah and PWD Minister H.D. Revanna in discussion during the legislature session on Wednesday

Bengaluru: The BJP has reportedly decided to become even more aggressive following its disruption of the Governor's address to the joint session of the state legislature on Wednesday and stop Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy from presenting the budget on February 8.

The absence of eight Congress MLAs during the Governor's speech has boosted BJP morale and it intends to drive  home the message that the CM does not have the right to present the Budget without the support of all his MLAs, said sources .

 

It is, however, not keen on moving a no confidence motion against the Kumaraswamy government as mentioned by  the party's state president, B.S. Yeddyurappa.

"The coalition government has no moral right to continue in power. It was trying to spread a bundle of lies through the Governor's address, which is why we held a dharna in the House. But the BJP will never try to destabilise the state government.  It will fall on its own as nearly 20 Congress MLAs have openly revolted against the Chief Minister," he declared , adding,  "They dont want Mr Kumaraswamy to continue as the Chief Minister. Even former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is trying to remove him through his loyal MLAs."

The BJP Legislature Party later met  to take stock of the situation arising from the absence of some of its MLAs during the Governor's address in the House. While BJP MLAs, Doddegowda Patil, Basavanagowda Patil Yatnal, Aravind Limbavali, B. Chandrappa ,  Dr. Ashwathnarayana and Balachandra Jarakiholi skipped the first day of the session, a few MLAs had taken  permission  to be absent.

BJP leaders have now decided to nail thegovernment on Thursday by raking up the issue of Backward Classes Welfare Minister, Puttaranagashetty, whose PA was recently arrested for allegedly taking a bribe from a contractor. 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru


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