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K'taka rebel Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav resigns, likely to join BJP

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Published : Mar 4, 2019, 11:31 am IST
Updated : Mar 4, 2019, 11:59 am IST

The reason for his resignation was not immediately clear.

Jadhav was among the four MLAs who had skipped two Congress Legislature Party meetings.  (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Jadhav was among the four MLAs who had skipped two Congress Legislature Party meetings. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Bengaluru: Umesh Jadhav, one of the four Congress rebel MLAs in Karnataka submitted his resignation to Karnataka Assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday.

The reason for his resignation was not immediately clear.

According to sources, he is expected to BJP soon and could be their candidate against Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president, Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “Dr Umesh Jadhav's resignation was a forgone conclusion because he had already sold himself to BJP. He is leaving the Congress party for his selfish motives. He can be called a betrayer.”

Jadhav was among the four MLAs who had skipped two Congress Legislature Party meetings. Congress had complained to Speaker to take action against four under anti-defection laws.

The Congress-JD(S) coalition government has been accusing the BJP of trying to lure their MLAs into the saffron camp.

Tags: karnataka assembly, 2019 lok sabha elections, congress-jd(s) allaince, umesh jadhav
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