Ask Reddy brothers to resign, Nanaiah suggests CM


Addressing reporters after participating in a Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations here on Sunday, Nanaiah said “if Yeddyurappa has respect towards his Chief Minister’s post, he should drop from the Cabinet those three ministers, who are fighting tooth and nail for leadership change, under Article 164 of the Indian Constitution. Or else, Yeddyurappa will have to continue as a Chief Minister bowing down to Reddys,” he said.
Let Yeddyurappa dissolve the Ministry and seek people’s mandate once again, if he is not capable of handling the situation, Nanaiah challenged.

“The ‘Operation Kamala,’ which was carried out with the help of mine owners to buy JDS and Congress MLAs, has backfired at Yeddyurappa now. As three ministers in the cabinet are running a parallel government in the State, it is very difficult for Yeddyurappa to continue as a successful Chief Minister,” Nanaiah said.
A political crisis situation has been created in the State, as the BJP High Command itself has failed to initiate action against ministers, who are engaged in anti-party activities, he added.

“Ruling BJP has been split into two factions. While, Ministers from Bellary run a parallel government, people in the State and officials are in a confused state.
Situation has been worsened in such a manner that a government under Article 174(2) of the Constitution is not possible.
 Hence, the situation may also lead to dissolution of the government under Article 356 of the Constitution,” Nanaiah explained and urged the Governor to look into the issue seriously.

Further lashing out at Vidhan Sabha Speaker Jagadish Shettar, Nanaiah said, “it is unfortunate that a responsible person in the Vidhan Sabha, who should always keep distance from politics, has entered politics directly.
Shettar should resign from his post in the wake of his involvement in politics, he added.

‘JDS will not interfere’
Nanaiah asserted that JDS will not interfere in the ongoing political crisis in BJP. “We will not take any role in the political crisis in BJP. Instead, we will watch all political developments from a distance,” he said and added that since BJP and Congress too are responsible for the current political crisis, seeking people’s mandate is the only solution. He ruled out possibilities of another JDS-BJP government in the State.

‘Unfortunate’
It is unfortunate that those ministers and political leaders, who should have been in North Karnataka to lead relief work are now staying in five star hotels to solve the political crisis, Nanaiah criticised. Such people are ineligible to rule the State, he added.
About 252 houses in 8 districts in North Karnataka were destroyed in the recent rain and flood.

About 25 lakh people have become homeless. However, responsible MLAs and ministers are busy solving their political crisis, Nanaiah lamented.
Town Municipality Muneer Ahmed and JDS leader Liyakhat Ali were present.

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