news Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:30
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday said that it would go ahead with its plan to introduce a no-confidence motion against the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government during the second leg of the legislature session in Bengaluru, reported The Hindu. The JD(S) floor leader acknowledged that he was aware that the party lacked strength and was unlikely to succeed in defeating the government. However, he said it was a “strategic move to make room for discussing various burning issues as a no-trust motion will provide an opportunity for such a discussion”. The party intends to target the government on the issues of corruption in Lokayukta, the illegal single-digit lottery scam, illegal sand and granite quarrying issue etc., he said. He added that the party would table the motion despite being aware that the Opposition BJP had refused to be part of its plans to oust the government. He rejected the BJP’s proposition to table an adjournment motion instead of a no-confidence motion as it would confine the discussion to a particular issue, the report said. Meanwhile, BJP state President Prahlad Joshi had said on Saturday that it would not join hands with the JD(S) in this issue. He also remarked that the Siddaramaiah government was going to collapse due to internal squabble and hence there was no need for a no-confidence motion.