Vote-crossed parties seek revenge

CM urges people to teach lesson to errant MLAs as their introspection will be a ‘laughing stock’; Congress forms committee to probe cross-voting by its MLAs and initiate disciplinary action.

Published: 13th June 2012 09:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2012 12:11 PM   |  A+A-

Terming the cross-voting by some of BJP MLAs in Monday’s Council elections as “moral bankruptcy”, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda called upon people to teach such MLAs a lesson in the next Assembly elections.

“If I call upon them (MLAs) to introspect, it becomes a laughing stock. So, people should teach such politicians a lesson when they approach you for votes,” Gowda said while reacting to the cross-voting by MLAs of national parties, which he said signaled the erosion of values in politics.

As many as 12 ruling BJP MLAs cross-voted in the election which saw realtor and independent candidate B Suresh emerging victorious by securing more votes than the official candidates of the Congress and BJP.

When asked if the party could find the culprits and punish them, Gowda said: “Since it is a secret ballot, it is impossible to track the culprits. And, you cannot expect the party to take action on the basis of doubt.”

Coming Soon: Cabinet Expansion On the long pending issue of Cabinet expansion, the Chief Minister said that he would discuss the issue with the party’s national leaders and finalise the date within eight days.

When asked if he would drop any minister, Gowda said he would go according to the direction of the party high command.


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