Bangalore: After forming the government in Karnataka, the BJP is thinking that if the speaker does not resign himself, a no-confidence motion will be brought against him. On the other hand, JD(S) has said that the party will play a role of "positive" opposition in the state. BJP sources said Kumar has been asked to step down, which is traditionally held by a member of the ruling party.
The message was given to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa before he could prove his majority in the Assembly on Monday. A senior state BJP leader, on condition of anonymity, said, "We will bring a no-confidence motion against the Speaker if he does not step down himself." "Our first agenda is to win a confidence motion and pass the finance bill on Monday.
We will wait and see whether the Speaker himself quits or not. The BJP leader explained how the opposition party could be the Speaker of the Assembly. "As soon as we win the confidence vote in the House, we will move a no-confidence motion. "Within just 24 hours of disqualification of three rebel MLAs by the Assembly Speaker and pending a decision on 14 other MLAs, Yeddyurappa staked claim to form the government on Friday.
Former PM and JD (S) chief H D Devgouda on Saturday refused to extend any support to the BJP government led by B S Yeddyurappa. He said the party will play the role of "positive" opposition. A day after jd(s) legislators suggested former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to support the BJP government in Karnataka from outside, he has made it clear to the party's stand.