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Bengaluru: BJP leader R Ashok seeks chief minister Kumaraswamy's resignation


Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS): Buoyed by the initial trends indicating a landslide victory for the BJP in Karnataka, its senior leader R Ashok on Thursday sought the resignation of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy for his Janata Dal-Secular (JD(S)) facing a rout in the Lok Sabha elections with its pre-poll ally Congress.

"Accepting defeat gracefully, Kumaraswamy should resign as his party lost the moral right to continue along with the Congress, which are trailing behind in 24 of the 28 parliamentary seats across the state," Ashok told reporters at the party's state unit office..

According to the latest counting trends, an upbeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 23 seats, the Congress in three and the JD(S) in one.

An Independent (Sumalatha Ambareesh), backed by the BJP, is also leading in Mandya over JD(S) contestant Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of H.D. Kumaraswamy and grandson of JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda.

"JD-U's Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegde had set an example by resigning when his party suffered defeat in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections, owning moral responsibility," Ashok recalled.

In the 2014 general elections, the BJP won 17 seats, Congress nine and JD(S) two.

 

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Moral bankruptcy of the the coalition is in the open. Congress-JDS did not have the mandate, but forced their way into power by a math of loser+loser = Winner.
    Electorate have clearly sided with Modi and see both parties unfit to lead the country. In state assembly too, BJP was the single largest party.
    The Gowda family fielded 3 candidates from their family and lost in 2.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Parliament election for the centre and assembly for the state.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Who is R Ashok & why is he allowed to Speak ...

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  • Deepakraj, Mang/dxb

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Everyone has freedom of speech...

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  • bob, mangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    This is BJP not CON gress
    freedom of speech

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Deepakraj, Mang/dxb
    Is he an MP, MLA or Corporator ...

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  • bharath1953, Mangalore, India

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Resign on Moral grounds ??? Where is morality in present time Politicians. Gone are the days when Rama Krishna Hegde resigned.

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Thu, May 23 2019

    BJP leader R Ashok seeks chief minister Kumaraswamy's resignation.... why so hurry ??? he will give when its done have some patience... R Ashok..

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    i feel BJP should form govt in karnataka..This present govt cant do anything...but simply fight inside..If there is no understanding let BJP Form the govt.

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  • Daisy Rego, Bajpe , Kateel Road

    Thu, May 23 2019

    All best for BJP and Special wishes to One time Very Very close friend Ashok ,

    Daisy Rego
    Bajpe

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  • Apoli Alvares, Bajpe ( Old Airport Road ) .Bahrain

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Ashok what you said is true , He should resign and i want you be the CM,

    Ashok all the best

    A A
    Bajpe

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  • Anand Moras, Bajpe , Oman

    Thu, May 23 2019

    All the best Ashok , Your a great leader , Ashok hip hip ..............

    Anand Moras
    Bajpe / Oman

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  • Sunitha JP James Dsouza, Bajpe / Puchall

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Well done Ashok , I wish Ashok all best for CM post , Congrats to BJP , Great victory for BJP and Ashok ,

    Sunitha
    Bajpe / Puchall

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  • Arif R M, Bajpe

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Congratulation Ashok , Your hard work paid , Ashok will be CM soon All the best Ashok,''

    Arif
    Bajpe

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Is this gentleman thinking that the results declared today is for Assembly elections ??

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, May 23 2019

    People of the state have completely rejected this unholy coalition govt ....
    R Ashok is right to demand for CM's resignation .... CM & his family have no moral right to rule the state
    Stop dynasty politics, people have shown you outdoor ....

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    5 years of BJP rule at tbe centre the poor and the miiddle class suffered and till2024 again more sufferings only GOD can save .

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  • CHRISTINE, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    It sweeps the economy of our country as it swept Congress.

    People are facing problems after demonitization and cursing Modi and his government. Now again it came to power I do not not how.

    Let people eat what they cooked.

    They cannot recognize good candidates. They see only words and road.

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Stop saying dynasty politics. Only kumaraswamy is in ministerial berth in karnataka from his family. Don't mislead people and its always mandatory pattern whenever in Central there was NDA, in state it was congress+, and when in Central its UPA, then state its BJp. This pattern must go on. It's for the betterment for the state.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, May 23 2019

    When did Devegowda disowned HD Revanna from his his family ....
    Till today morning Nimbu Revanna was PWD minister in Karantaka govt., what happened all of sudden ....
    Kumaraswamy's wife, Anita is MLA of Ramnagar, his son contesting Mandya Loksabha seat, brother Revanna MLA from Holenarasipura, his wife Bhavani, the president of Hasana Zilla Panchayat ....
    Father HD Devegowda contesting from Tumkuru, Revanna's son contesting from Hasana ....
    Do you want more instances for nepotism ???

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  • Swami Om, Surathkal

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Its a vindication of the Agony hurled upon by fringe people on the true natives of the land. You cannot oppress people for too long.

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