Kumaraswamy fails to prove majority as MLAs joined BJP hand, Resigned as Karnataka CM

In latest news, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, on Tuesday has submitted his resignation letter to Governor Vajubhai Vala soon after failing the confidence motion in the Assembly.

Shortly after the outcome was not in favour of Kumaraswamy, he then drove to the Raj Bhavan along with deputy CM G Parameshwara and other senior colleagues and handed over the resignation, officials added in a statement.

HD Kumaraswamy resigns as Karnataka CM after Cong-JD(S) govt fails, submits resignation letter to Governor Vajubhai Vala (Credits: Livemint)

Kumaraswamy in his letter 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.”

Governor Vajubhai Vala after reading the resignation letter was quick to voice his own opinion. He 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.”

It should be noted that the confidence motion moved by HD Kumaraswamy was defeated with 99 voting in favour and 105 against it.