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Yeddyurappa defers his tour of drought hit areas in Karnataka

Bengaluru

Amidst reports of possibilities of the resignations of the disgruntled Congress MLAs, to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Opposition Leader in the Legislative Assembly B S Yeddyurappa, who is also BJP State President, has postponed his scheduled visit of drought affected areas in the State.
According to the party sources, Yeddyurappa was to go on study tour of Drought-hit areas in Hassan and Mandya districts from Wednesday.
The BJP leader had charged that the State government has totally failed in taking up drought-relief works and a large number of people are migrating to bigger cities including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Bengaluru in search of job.
He also alleged that when the people of Karnataka are in distress due to failure of south-west Monsoon, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had preferred to go abroad.
With the new political developments unfolding in the state, wherein two Congress MLAs, including Anand Singh and Ramesh Jarakiholi, submitting their resignations, the clouds of uncertainty are looming large on the stability of the 13-month-old JDS-Congress coalition government in the state.
Kumaraswamy, who is away in United States of America, on a private visit, is reportedly is constant touch with the Senior Congress leaders, including D K Shivakumar and Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah, over the developments.
While Assembly Speaker, Ramesh Kumar had confirmed about the resignation submitted by Anand Singh, however denied any knowledge about receiving resignation of Ramesh Jarakiholi.
Ramesh Kumar said that he would prefer to meet Anand Singh personally, before taking action on accepting his resignation. (UNI)

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