Karnataka BJP to hold legislature party meet today

Following the exit of Congress-JDS coalition government on Tuesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka will hold its legislative party meeting today to elect its leader. Then the legislative party leader will meet the Governor to stake a claim to form government in the state.

The BJP legislators would be meeting later in the day at the party office in Bengaluru to select the next Chief Minister and BS Yeddyurappa is expected to be elected.

Thereafter they will meet Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake claim to form the new government, sources added.

On Tuesday Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar announced that HD Kumaraswamy government had lost the trust vote. The confidence motion had received 99 votes in favour and 105 against.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday in a tweet accused the BJP that every lie is eventually exposed. 

“One day the BJP will discover that everything cannot be bought, everyone cannot be bullied and every lie is eventually exposed,” Priyanka tweeted.

“Until then I suppose, the citizens of our country will have to endure their unbridled corruption, the systematic dismantling of insitutions that protect the people’s interests and the weakening of a democracy that took decades of toil and sacrifice to build,” she added.

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his tweet said, “From its first day, the Cong-JDS alliance in Karnataka was a target for vested interests, both within & outside, who saw the alliance as a threat & an obstacle in their path to power. Their greed won today. Democracy, honesty & the people of Karnataka lost.”