JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy speaking in Mandya on Saturday. Photo/ANI
JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy speaking in Mandya on Saturday. Photo/ANI

BJP govt won't last, elections may happen soon: HD Kumaraswamy

ANI | Updated: Aug 04, 2019 13:00 IST

Mandya (Karnataka) [India], Aug 4 (ANI): Hours after hinting that he may quit politics, HD Kumaraswamy predicted that Karnataka may soon go to polls as the present BJP government will not last for long.
The former chief minister on Saturday also told workers of his party JD(S) that they must prepare for elections to the constituencies held by legislators who have been disqualified from the state assembly.
"I am sure that this (Karnataka government) will not stay for long, elections may even happen on all 224 constituencies," Kumaraswamy said while addressing a meeting of JD (S) workers on Saturday.
"In any case be prepared for elections very soon, it may happen on the 17 seats (of disqualified MLAs)," he said.
BJP's BS Yediyurappa formed government in the state following collapse of the JD(S)-Congress combine after the resignation of their 17 legislators. As a result, Kumaraswamy's confidence motion was defeated, paving way for Yediyurappa to stake claim.
Then Speaker of the House, KR Ramesh, later disqualified the rebels, thereby reducing the strength of Assembly.
However, soon after Yediyurappa won the trust vote, Kumar stepped down from his post.
Last week, 15 of the disqualified Congress-JD(S) MLAs moved the Supreme Court, seeking quashing of order barring them from the House.
The petition, filed through advocate Shubhranshu Padhi, also sought setting aside of the Ramesh's July 28 order rejecting their resignations. (ANI)