Bengaluru, July 22 : In Vidhana Soudha, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy rubbished the rumours of his resignation in the assembly and said, “I got information that I have tendered my resignation to the Governor. I don’t know who is waiting to become CM. Someone has forged my signature and spread the same on social media. I’m shocked at the cheap level of publicity.”
“Due to my personal reasons. I’m tendering my resignation from the post of chief minister of Karnataka. Kindly accept my resignation and relieve the council of minister appointed by me on 22/07/2019,” the letter reads.
The chief minister’s office has said that the letter is fake.
The speaker has also summoned 12 rebel Congress MLAs on Tuesday. The lawmakers were issued notices after the Congress-JD(S) coalition filed petition seeking their disqualification.
Addressing the assembly, Home Minister HK Patil said, “The rebel MLAs were confused about their status. With your ruling that has changed. Shouldn’t we give the MLAs time to reconsider their decision?
As the debate of the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy continued for the third day, the Congress insisting that it not be put to vote till the chair decides on the resignations submitted by the rebel MLAs to the House.
Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar: Don’t push me to a point where I’ll have to take a decision without asking you. The consequences will be disastrous.
The Assembly, already missed two deadlines set by the Governor Vajubhai Vala for the floor test and the BJP has termed it as “delaying tactics”. Kumaraswamy has accused the BJP of setting a benchmark for “immoral politics”.