In the midst of confusion over the expected ‘Transfer of Power’ in Karnataka, the state Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has offered to resign from the post of CM in the state. On Friday, he said that he would resign from the CM post on October 3 as per of the power-sharing agreement signed between JDS and the BJP.
On the other hand, some of the state legislators, from JDS and BJP both, have reportedly urged the CM Kumaraswamy not to take any decision in hurriedness. They said that the CM should take the party legislators in confidence before reaching to any conclusion.
Kumaraswamy told media persons that several MLAs have said him to remain in the office till the JD(S)-BJP resolved the ‘Transfer of Power’ matter. At the same time, he said:
I don’t want to belittle my image before the public, reneging on my promise. I will step down on October 3.
On the other hand, the BJP MLAs have suggested Kumaraswamy to hold a meeting with BJP leaders before taking any such decision. The BJP legislators feared that the confusion over the power transfer issue and the CM’s resignation could give Centre a chance to enforce Central rule in the state.
Amid the political crisis developing in the ruling BJP-JDS alliance, Karnataka will be going for polls on Friday for 209 urban local bodies. The outcome of the poll could have a crucial impact on the ongoing tussle between the ruling allies in the state.