Sowmya Reddy is the daughter of veteran Congress leader and 7 time MLA Ramalinga Reddy.

I may resign yet to decide Cong MLA Sowmya Reddy tells TNM
news Politics Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 11:58

Amidst speculation that more Congress MLAs will resign, Jayanagar MLA and daughter of rebel Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy, Sowmya Reddy told TNM that she was contemplating whether to resign or not. 

“I may resign. I am contemplating it. I will speak to my father and my voters and then decide,” she told TNM. 

Sowmya’s revelation will come as a huge shock to the Congress which was relying on her to convince her father to withdraw his resignation. The Congress had been hoping that once Ramalinga Reddy was convinced he would ensure that atleast two more MLAs from Bengaluru who had rebelled would come back to the party’s fold.

The latest bout of rebellion in the Congress was started by Ramalinga Reddy, a senior leader and 7 time MLA of the party. Reddy, who is reportedly upset with the Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, tendered his resgination on Saturday. However, he did not leave to Mumbai with the other rebel MLAs, giving hope to the Congress that he will not support the BJP to form a government in the state. 

On Tuesday morning, Ramalinga Reddy told the media that he had only resigned as an MLA as he was disillusioned. However, he said he was not leaving the party.

The Kumaraswamy government has got a small breather now as Karnataka assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar has said that he will accept resignations only when MLAs personally come and meet him. 

 

 

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