Bengaluru: Slight relief for coalition as Ramalinga Reddy comes back

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (RJP)

Bengaluru, Jul 17: Senior Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy has agreed to withdraw his resignation and vote for the government during the trust motion. This has come as a slight relief for Congress-JD(S) coalition.

"I will remain with the Congress. It means everything is over," Reddy, who represents BTM Layout constituency, said.

Reddy issued a statement saying he had decided to continue in the Congress, after requests from top party leaders and workers to withdraw his resignation.

The 7-time legislator and 4-time minister had earlier accused the Congress for neglecting seniors after he rendered his resignation.

With Reddy's return, the Congress is learnt to be trying to bring back rebels Munirathna (RR Nagar) and Byrati Basavaraj (KR Puram).

The Congress is also confident that rebel Vijayanagar MLA Anand Singh will also vote for the government. Meanwhile negotiations are on with K Sudhakar (Chikkaballapur) and R Roshan Baig (Shivajinagar) to convince them to support the government, a source said.

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will have to go from present 101, including the nominated Anglo-Indian legislator Vinisha Nero, to surpass the BJP's tally of 107 to prove majority.


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  • SmR, Karkala

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    The BJP, by indulging in horse-trading, was actually conspiring to get the rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs disqualified.

    “If the rebels MLAs are disqualified, they (BJP members) can happily form the government and become ministers without bothering about accommodating the rebels,”. The BJP is using the rebels for their gains. They will be neither here nor there.

    Both Ravi Shankar Prasad and Sakshi Maharaj had expressed in their words a ‘Modi-fied’ version of the RSS master plan for India. The ‘One Nation, One Culture’ premise of the RSS has been subtly enlarged to include ‘One Party, One Leader’ as well. In the RSS scheme of things, the Hindu Rashtra does not need democracy.
    These moves show rather the weakness of the BJP than its strength. “It shows a party which is still very afraid of the Congress in spite of having won a decisive mandate. The BJP knows that it won on a false narrative of macho nationalism. They have failed to deliver on the crucial fronts of economy, job creation, healthcare, etc and know that jingoistic nationalism does not work every time. That’s why they want to weaken the Congress.
    The 7-time legislator and 4-time minister comeback is wise thinking.
    Jai Hind

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Came back because he received more than expected from the High Command quota throgh Kharge.

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  • CHRISTINE, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Welcome back sir. Stay united. Let Good God bless you and lead you.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Actually this is on expected lines, Reddy will never back BJP

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  • DM, Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Looks like he does not know what he wants.. crying baby doing drama to get attention?

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