Karnataka CM not likely to support Congress’ prime campaign promise ‘special status for Lingayats’
Hours before Karnataka’s newly inducted Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s floor test, the first major hurdle, which is likely to disturb the post-poll alliance between the Congress Party and Janata Dal (Secular), has emerged. While speaking to the media persons, the new CM has said that the state has many more important challenges to deal with than the Lingayats’ special status issue. Political experts believe that the statement made by the JD(S) leader is an open acknowledgement that the former PM’s party is not interested to support the grant old party’s prime poll promise.
Today, the newly elected CM faces the floor test in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly (Vidhana Sabha). If no unusual developments happen, the process will complete smoothly without any suspense as the Congress-JD(S) alliance has enough MLAs to prove their majority. This is second time since the declaration of the latest Karnataka Assembly Election the state is going to witness a floor test.
Earlier, the representative of the single largest party in the state, BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa, who had been inducted into the top post of CM hours after the declaration of the election result at the behest of the central government with the help of state governor Vajubhai Vala, resigned from the post minutes before the floor test.
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