HD Kumaraswamy’s resignation accepted by Karnataka governor after Congress-JD(S) coalition fails to survive trust vote

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy Tuesday submitted his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala shortly after losing the confidence motion in the Assembly

Press Trust of India July 23, 2019 21:38:57 IST
HD Kumaraswamy’s resignation accepted by Karnataka governor after Congress-JD(S) coalition fails to survive trust vote
  • Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy submitted his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala shortly after losing the confidence motion

  • The Governor accepted the resignation tendered by you with immediate effect, appointing Kumaraswamy as the caretaker chief minister

  • The confidence motion moved by Kumaraswamy was defeated with 99 voting in favour and 105 against it

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy Tuesday submitted his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala shortly after losing the confidence motion in the Assembly.

HD Kumaraswamys resignation accepted by Karnataka governor after CongressJDS coalition fails to survive trust vote

HD Kumaraswamy submits his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala. ANI

Soon after the outcome, Kumaraswamy drove to the Raj Bhavan along with deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and other senior colleagues and handed over the resignation, officials said.

"I hereby tender my resignation to the post of chief minister of Karnataka along with my cabinet and I request you to kindly accept the same. I take this opportunity to extend grateful thanks for the cooperation given to me and my colleagues during the tenure," the letter said.

In his letter to Kumaraswamy, the Governor said, "I have accepted the resignation tendered by you with immediate effect. Until alternate arrangements are made, kindly continue as caretaker Chief Minister. It is needless to state that no executive decisions should be taken during this period."

The confidence motion moved by Kumaraswamy was defeated with 99 voting in favour and 105 against it.

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