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Rebel Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav resigns from Karnataka Assembly

Jadhav was reportedly unhappy with the "autocratic" style of Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Umesh Jadhav
Congress MLA, Umesh Jadhav submitted his resignation to speaker Ramesh Kumar in his residence | Photo: Twitter

Rebel MLA Umesh submitted his resignation to Ramesh Kumar, according to state secretariat sources.

Jadhav, who appears to have sided with the rebel faction led by which threatened to topple the JD(S)-coalition government in the state, is a two-time MLA from Chincholi in district, a bastion of senior

Jadhav was reportedly unhappy with the "autocratic" style of

Sources close to Jadhav told PTI he intends to join the BJP on Wednesday.

Commenting on the legislator's exit, Pradesh Congress Committee said Jadhav was doing "drama" by promising to remain loyal to the party.

"He shouldn't forget that whatever he's today is because of Congress. Anyone can come and go but the party will remain forever," Rao told reporters.

He asserted that the other Congress MLAs will remain with the party.

The Congress previously urged the to take action against Jadhav and three other rebels after they failed to attend the meeting last month.

The is yet to take a call on that.

KPCC working said Jadhav had ruined his career by quitting the party as the speaker is yet to take a decision on his disqualification.

"Once disqualified, he cannot contest elections," Khandre said.

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First Published: Mon, March 04 2019. 12:55 IST