Accusing Speaker K G Bopaiah of acting at the behest of the state government, KJP president BS Yeddyurappa said on Saturday that he should uphold the sanctity of the office.
He told reporters that the Speaker’s duty is to exercise his Constitutional powers by sitting in his chamber.
He has insulted democracy by not accepting the resignations of the legislators on time, the former chief minister said challenging the BJP leaders to dissolve the government and seek fresh mandate.
“The MLAs have voluntarily quit the BJP as they were feeling suffocated,” he alleged. He questioned if Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar had a majority to table the annual budget.
He welcomed the state government decision to nominate senior leader B B Shivappa to the Upper House.
However, he added that Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa had no moral right to criticise him as he and his family members were also facing charges of alleged illegal mining.