Karnataka: Exit Of 'Corrupt, Illegitimate' Congress-JDS Govt Good News For State, Says BJP

With the Congress-JD(S) government losing the trust vote in Karnataka, the BJP said on Tuesday the exit of the "corrupt, illegitimate" coalition dispensation is good news for the state's people.

Karnataka: Exit Of 'Corrupt, Illegitimate' Govt Good News For State, Says BJP
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By: Agencies
Updated: 23 Jul 2019 11:36 PM
BENGALURU: With the Congress-JD(S) government losing the trust vote in Karnataka, the BJP said on Tuesday the exit of the "corrupt, illegitimate" coalition dispensation is good news for the state's people. Its spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said the BJP will soon decide whatever is in the interest of Karnataka amid the likelihood of the saffron party staking claim to form the new government in the state.

"The Karnataka government which lost the trust vote was an illegitimate government which came to power through the back door and has continued in office for weeks even after losing the legislative majority. The exit of corrupt, illegitimate coalition government is good news for the people of Karnataka," Rao, also a Rajya Sabha member, said in a statement.


The confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy received 99 votes in favour and 105 against it.

Senior BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted, "At last truth has prevailed & #Karnataka will have the popular BJP Govt. Power hungry #Congress & #JDS tried their best to hang on to power through all undemocratic means. Today their ugly design has been defeated & truth has triumphed. It is a victory of the people of Karnataka."

Meanwhile, BJP''s Karnataka president B S Yeddyurappa  on Tuesday said he will meet the Governor after consulting the party''s central leaders. Yeddyurappa, who is likely to take over as chief minister, said "It (defeat) is the victory of democracy. People were fed up with the Kumaraswamy government."

"I will discuss with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and (party) All Indiapresident Amit Shahji, afterwords I will meet governor," Yeddyurappa told reporters in response to a question. The former chief minister also thanked 105 MLAs of the party who stood by him "rock solid", in defeating the trust vote.

"I want to assure the people of Karnataka that a new era of development will start from now onwards," he said.

The BJP state chief, who had served as the chief minister of the State thrice, said his focus will be farmers hard hit by drought and other problems.

"Our farmers are suffering due to drought and other reasons. In the coming days we assure the people of Karnataka that we will give more importance to the farmers so that they can live happily," he said.

He added that once his government takes over, it would take an appropriate decision at the earliest.

The Congress-JDS government in Karnataka collapsed after it lost the confidence vote, garnering 99 votes against the 105 to the BJP in the Karnataka assembly, ending the nearly three-week long high political drama in the state.

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