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Will not move no-trust motion: K'taka Congress

Says it expects the BJP govt to collapse on its own

Press Trust of India  |  Bangalore 

The Congress will not move a no-confidence motion as it expects the BJP government to collapse on its own, Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly said here today.

"We will not move", Siddaramaiah  said, when asked if the Congress was planning to bring in a no-trust notice in the budget session, which commenced today. "We don't have the numbers (to succeed)".

The BJP government "technically" enjoys a majority but the "ground reality" is different and it's in minority as some of the Ministers supporting former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa are only continuing in office "to loot", Siddaramaiah alleged.

"The government will fall on its own", he said and likened the step to move a no-trust motion as "flogging a dead horse".

"If government respects the Constitution, it should recommend dissolution of the House, and seek a fresh mandate," Siddaramaiah added.

In the 211-member House, after acceptance of resignation of 12 MLAs and two vacancies, the ruling BJP has a strength of 108, including an independent who is a minister, a nominated member and the Speaker.

The BJP headcount includes two members who have tendered their resignations, yet to be accepted by the Speaker K G Bopaiah.

Assembly elections are due in Karnataka in May.

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First Published: Mon, February 04 2013. 15:42 IST
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