Opposition flays Yeddyurappa for seeking trust vote

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Bangalore, Nov 19 (UNI) Opposition Congress in the Karnataka today took serious exception to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa moving the confidence motion despite knowing well that he had lost the majority.

Initiating the debate on the confidence motion moved by the Chief Minsiter, Congress leader N Dharam Singh said that the confidence motion had no sanctity as Mr Yeddyurappa had alredy lost majority after BJP's coalition partner JD(S) had issued the whip to its legislators to vote against the government.

While questioning the Chief Minister whether the trust vote was for the coalition government or 79-member BJP group in the Assembly or to the Sangh pariwar members, Mr Singh said that the government should not continue even for a minute as it had lost majority even before seeking confidence vote.

He said that people in the entire country had watched with dismey the political developments during last two months.

"Both BJP and JD(S) have brought disgrace to the state which was once the model state in the entire country," he said.

Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge, participating on the debate said when the supporting party had already made known its stand, the Chief Minister had no moral right to seek the confidence vote.

JD(U) member Madhu Swamy, who also participated in the debate complimented both Governor Rameshwar Thakur and the UPA Government for upholding the constitution by revoking suspended animation.

He however wanted to know what made JD(S) to withdraw its support despite announcing its unconditioned support to Mr Yeddyurappa.

While Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha legislator Vatal Nagaraj began to speak, Mr Yeddyurappa got up and made the statement that the alliance between BJP and and JD(S) had broken down.

The partnership fell apart as JD(S) had insisted for housing, urban development and mining portfolios. BJP was not ready to comprimise and decided to reject JD(S) demands, he said.

To the surprise to the house Mr Yeddyurappa also announced that he was going to Rajbhavan and submit his resignation as the coalition partner, which had announced its unconditional support ealrier, did not keep its words.

The Chief Minister stormed out from the house and went straight to the Rajbhavan and submitted his resignation.


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