Governor Vajubhai Vala accepts HD Kumaraswamy’s resignation

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy submitted his resignation on Tuesday after his government fell losing the trust vote in the state assembly.

Soon after the outcome in the state assembly, CM Kumaraswamy drove to the Governor  Vajubhai Vala’s office to hand over his resignation.

The letter read, “I hereby tender my resignation to the post of chief minister of Karnataka along with my cabinet and I request you to kindly accept the same. I take this opportunity to extend grateful thanks for the cooperation given to me and my colleagues during the tenure.”

Accepting the letter, Governor said, “I have accepted the resignation tendered by you with immediate effect. Until alternate arrangements are made, kindly continue as caretaker Chief Minister. It is needless to state that no executive decisions should be taken during this period.”

The confidence motion moved by HD Kumaraswamy was defeated by a shortfall of 6 votes.