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BJP to dissolve state assembly in Karnataka after rebel legislators ignored party diktat

Bangalore, Dec 10 (Truth Dive): Thinking about to recommend the dissolution of State Assembly, the BJP high command is likely to dissolve the state assembly a day after BS Yeddyurappa launched his regional party Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), in which 13 BJP legislators deliberately ignored the party diktat and attended the Sunday rally.

Daring chief minister Jagadish Shettar to face the consequences by dissolving the assembly, Yeddurappa challenged Shettar to prove his majority after twenty-one BJP MLAs in the 225-member Assembly reportedly attended a breakfast meeting on Sunday at Yeddyurappa’s residence ahead of the former chief minister’s KJP launch.

“Without the support of my loyalist ministers, I want Shettar to prove his majority; else he should resign his ministry and dissolve the assembly for holding early elections. If he has the courage let him come forward to take action against my loyalists,” roared Yeddyurappa in a public meeting while his party’s launch.

The threat posed by the former chief minister however did not do much difference to Jagadish Shettar who said in Hubli that he is comfortably positioned and enjoys majority support. Meanwhile, state BJP chief KS Eshwarappa said that the party is likely to decide on taking disciplinary action against the rebel legislators on Wednesday.

In order to teach a lesson to the rebel legislators the BJP is thinking over to summon anti-defection law so that the legislators will be banned for six years from contesting elections. After taking over as the KJP president Yeddyurappa, sent warning message to the BJP against its move of taking disciplinary action against the BJP legislators who shared the dais with him in his party launch.

Yeddyurappa received applause from his supporters at the Haveri rally as he said the BJP government is surviving just because of his loyalists. He also said that over fifty-sixty BJP legislators are ready to join his party very soon.

Sources said after the BJP sacked its minister Puttaswamy and suspended Tumkur Lok Sabha member G.S. Basavaraj, Infrastructure Minister Sunil Valyapure also quit the Shettar cabinet.