Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

Karnataka Cabinet Rejig will Only Flame Rebellion, Says Yeddyurappa

Karnataka BJP Chief B S Yeddyurappa said if the coalition partners fail in their duty, they should resign.


Updated:June 8, 2019, 10:25 PM IST
Karnataka Cabinet Rejig will Only Flame Rebellion, Says Yeddyurappa
File photo of BS Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru: The Karnataka BJP Chief B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday predicted that Congress-JD(S) government's exercise to quell the growing dissent within the coalition through cabinet rejig on June 12 would only flame rebellion.

"There is information that one or two independent MLAs will be made ministers in the government. If they are made ministers, it will only add fuel to the fire. Those MLAs aspiring for ministerial berths will turn against the government," Yeddyurappa told reporters in Koppal, commenting on the proposed cabinet expansion.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy announced that the cabinet expansion would take place on June 12.

Kumaraswamy made the announcement in a tweet after meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala, which comes after weeks of consultations between him and Congress leaders amid coalition worries compounded by the Lok Sabha poll rout.

The measure is seen as an exercise to douse dissidence among the MLAs of the coalition government, especially among Congress legislators.

As a fallout of the rout of the coalition partners, Congress and JD(S), in the recent Lok Sabha polls, in which both the parties barely survived the Modi wave, getting one seat each, many MLAs grew vocal against the government, threatening its longevity.

The BJP swept the polls, capturing 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.

Claiming that the government would not continue for long Yeddyurappa alleged the internal fight has brought all the development works to a halt.

"If you see their infighting, it gives an impression that they will not remain in power for long... It is hindering development," Yeddyurappa said.

He ruled out the possibility of the BJP forming the government and said the party would continue to remain in the opposition.

The BJP state President said if the coalition partners fail in their duty, they should resign.

"Let them (coalition partners in government) do some good work. If they cannot do it, let them resign and go," he said.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results