Karnataka floor test : I respect Governor but his 2nd love letter has hurt me, says Kumaraswamy
Governor Vajubhai Vala has sent another letter to Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy and said that he has already expressed satisfaction that the latter has lost the majority confidence of the House and the detailed debates appear to be delaying the floor test.
Vajubhai Vala said, "I have already expressed my prima facie satisfaction that you have lost the majority confidence of the House. Detailed debates and discussions appear to be merely to delay the floor test. When the allegations of horse trading are widely made and I am recieving many such complaints it is constitutionally imperative that the floor test be completed without any delay and today itself. I, therefore, require you to prove your majority and complete and conclude the floor test procedure today."
While speaking in the assembly, Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy said that he has received second "love letter" from the Governor. "This is the second love letter from the Governor to the government," he said. After receiving a second letter from Governor Vajubhai Vala, Kumarswamy said that he was hurt by the developments.
"I'm not attached to this seat. If I was so desperate to save this government, I would have returned from the USA when Anand Singh resigned [on July 1]. I decided to wait and abide by my commitments. Many people warned me about conspiracies and advised me not to go to the USA. What has hurt me is that the Governor has sent me a second letter. The issue here is that Yeddyurappa has said there has been loot under the IMA scam, that I have looted the state. That I take 20 per cent commission and I have drawn 100s of crores from the exchequer," Kumaraswamy said.
Before ending his speech in the Karnataka assembly, Kumaraswamy has said mentioned that 25-26 MLAs are yet to make a speech and demanded that the Speaker gives them time to address the assembly.
I have respect for the Governor. But the second love letter from the Governor has hurt me. He only came to know about horse-trading 10 days ago? asks HD Kumaraswamy. While wondering if the Governor only came to know about the horse-trading only a few days ago, the Karnataka Chief Minister showed pictures of BS Yeddyurappa's PA Santosh boarding a plane with Independent MLA H Nagesh.