A day after Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s surprising statement in the state assembly that he is ready to seek trust vote, even though numbers are not seen in his favour, the leader of opposition and Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa, today, came out with a announcement that he is ready for a no-confidence motion
“We have no objection to a no-confidence motion. We will wait until Monday, when we are ready to face the no-confidence motion,” he said. Though till now as many as 16 MLAs tendered their resignations, most of they asserted they are still Congress members.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leaders began back-channel negotiations to persuade the disgruntled MLAs who have resigned from the Assembly. Congress troubleshooter and Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar said to be succeeded in convincing two MLAs, include Housing Minister MTB Nagaraj.
A similar attempt was on to persuade MLAs Ramalinga Reddy, Munirathna and R Roshan Baig. Sources in JD(S) said Kumaraswamy is in direct talks with at least four Congress legislators, who have resigned, and was hopeful that they would withdraw their resignation.