Karnataka: BJP has absolutely no say on 11 MLAs resignation, says Yeddyurappa

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 06, 2019, 06.46 PM(IST)

BS Yeddyurappa in Karnataka assembly. Photograph:( ANI )

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'If a situation arises we'll definitely explore constitutional provisions to form next government,' BS Yeddyurappa said.

Bharatiya Janata Party's senior leader BS Yeddyurappa "categorically" denied any involvement of BJP or him in the latest developments in Karnataka, as eight Congress and three JD(S) MLA submitted their resignation to the assembly speaker on Saturday.

"Me and my party have nothing to do with developments in other rival parties. I heard through media that Congress-JDS legislators have resigned from their Karnataka Assembly seats", Yeddyurappa said, adding, "I am categorically reiterating that BJP has absolutely no say on the issue."


"We are closely watching political developments in Karnataka. One thing I can say is that people are not ready for elections. Elections are a burden on the state exchequer," He also said.

"If a situation arises we'll definitely explore constitutional provisions to form next government," former Karnataka CM added.

At least 11 JD(S)-Congress lawmakers in Karnataka submitted their resignations to the Speaker in big trouble for the 13-month-old coalition government in the state. 

Congress-JD(S) MLAs BC Patil, H Vishvanath, Narayan Gowda, Shivaram Hebbar, Mahesh Kumathalli, Gopalaiah, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Pratap Gowda Patil submitted their resignations to Secretary at Speaker office, reported news agency ANI.

According to reports, the number of MLAs could rise over 15 by evening, which could pave the way for BJP to form the government in the state.

Meanwhile, party leader and Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda told reporters that the MLAs have decided to resign as they thought it was not in the interest of the people of the state and their constituency.