Cong MLAs upset with Delhi leaders' action

Cong MLAs upset with Delhi leaders' action

KPCC president R V Deshpande, CLP leader Siddaramaiah had criticised the governor’s move as unconstitutional on Tuesday.

Many MLAs, in the Congress Legislature Party meeting held in a hotel on Wednesday, criticised that the high command had pushed them to face embarrassment of attending the floor test where they had little chance of defeating the Chief Minister. They felt let down by the high command.

They also took serious exception to four Union ministers those representing Karnataka in Parliament for their ‘silence’ when the party was in a crisis.

A few MLAs argued that all MLAs should resign and send the resignation letters to the party high command in protest. Deshpande and other seniors did not support the argument.
Speaking to presspersons both Deshpande and Siddaramaiah said there was no debate on resignation. The MLAs were at liberty to express their opinions in the meeting.

The party has issued whip to its members to vote against the motion on Thursday. Siddaramaiah has called the CLP meeting again on Thursday before the Assembly is convened. He told presspersons that the floor test would be similar to a semi-final match in a cricket match series as the outcome is subject to the court’s verdict. “

The party has written to the Speaker appealing him to conduct the House proceedings as per the norms and ensure that the floor test is objective.