Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar announces resignation after BS Yediyurappa wins trust vote

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa moved the confidence motion in Assembly on Monday and won it via voice vote. After winning the trust vote in assembly Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted:

Meanwhile, the Karnataka state Congress unit hit out at BS Yediyurappa saying he has never become Chief Minister through people’s mandate but always through illegal means such as horse trading.

Once the trust motion was passed, the CM Yediyurappa moved the supplementary finance bill. After an argument between Siddaramaiah and Yediyurappa the bill was passed without any discussion, debate or any details.

In twist speaker KR Ramesh Kumar submitted his resignation to the deputy speaker. In his final address Ramesh Kumar said: “I have been speaker for 14 months 4 days. I was elected unopposed. I’ve worked as constitution prescribes. We are too small but our positions are big. We should be very careful when doing our duty. Till there are electoral reforms, corruption can’t be controlled. 10th schedule needs to be relooked.”

After a three week power tussle the 14 month old coalition government of the Congress and JDS led HD Kumaraswamy was brought down by the rebel lawmakers. BJP’s BS Yediyurappa was sworn in as chief minister for the 4th time on Friday last week.

Source : Various

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