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Jadhav’s resignation difficult to accept, says Siddaramaiah

Former Chief Minister and the head of the coalition government coordination committee, Siddaramaiah has hinted that the resignation of Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav may not be accepted.

Speaking to press persons at Hubballi Airport on March 5, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that it was difficult to accept the resignation of Umesh Jadhav as per the law. However, he said that it was ultimately left to the discretion of the Speaker to accept it or not.

Mr. Siddaramaiah said: “Mr. Umesh Jadhav was elected on Congress ticket and now has become a prey in Operation Lotus. I myself have given a complaint to the Speaker seeking action against four dissident MLAs under anti-defection law”, he said.

He said anti-defection law would apply to them and he believed that the resignation would not be accepted. All the four dissident MLAs were involved in party defection activities and the people of the state were talking about an exchange of ₹25cr to ₹30cr for the defection, Mr. Siddaramaiah said.

Mandya for JDS

On the poll plans of film actor Sumalatha, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that it had been now decided that the seat would be left for JDS to contest and contesting as an independent candidate was left to Ms. Sumalatha

He further clarified that the seat-sharing process was on and would be finalised in three to four days.

Source: thehindu.com

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