Disregarding the vociferous demand made by the Congress to direct the Jagadish Shettar government to seek a vote of confidence, Governor H R Bhardwaj is all set to address the customary joint session of the Karnataka legislature on Monday.
He told reporters on the sidelines of a function here on Sunday, that he will address the joint session which will continue till February 13.
The state Cabinet which met here on Thursday has already endorsed the text of the Governor’s address on the opening of the 10-day budget session.
Bhardwaj said that no political parties or individual legislators have approached him following resignations of the 12 sitting members. “There has been no complaint that the state government has been reduced to a minority,” he said.
Dismissing the reported rebellion within the ruling BJP government following the resignations, the Governor said: “It is happening outside the Raj Bhavan. I am going to address the joint session on Monday.”
When his attention was drawn to the fact that as many 12 BJP members have resigned their Assembly seats, Bhardwaj said even former CM B S Yeddyurappa had not pressed him to demand a trust vote from the Shettar government.