STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Move to Unseat Shankaramurthy?

Janata Dal (Secular) is reportedly still in a dilemma about supporting Congress’ move to unseat Legislative Council Chairman D H Shankaramurthy.

Published: 09th July 2014 08:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2014 08:21 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Janata Dal (Secular) is reportedly still in a dilemma about supporting Congress’ move to unseat Legislative Council Chairman D H Shankaramurthy.

Congress had reportedly hinted at initiating the move to unseat Shankaramurthy by joining hands with JD(S) after its strength increased in the House following the recent by-election and nominations of members.

In the 85-member House, BJP is the single largest party with 31 members (including Shankaramurthy). Congress has 28 members including five nominated members, four elected from the Assembly and and one more member winning the North-East Teachers Constituency. JD(S) has 12 members.

Three independents --- Suresh, Lakshminarayana and G Raghu Achar --- may support the plan of Congress and JD(S) to remove Shankaramurthy and Deputy Chairman Vimala Gowda, it is said. Thus, the total numbers add up to 43 for JD(S)and Congress combined.

A senior JD(S) leader told Express while a section of party MLCs led by Puttanna and Marithibbegowda favoured supporting Congress to oust Shankaramurthy, another group reportedly opposed it. Gowda is learnt to have told his party members to wait till the crucial meeting on the Cauvery issue  gets over in Delhi on July 15. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp