Ballari: Among the rebel leaders in the Congress-Janata Dal (S) state coalition government, MLA from Vijayanagar Assembly Constituency, Anand Singh was the first to go for resignation as a legislator. He had not reacted much after submitting his resignation to the Karnataka State Legislative Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar and then to Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Vala.
But today, i.e., on Monday, July 8, he spoke on his resignation as well as the reason behind it.
Addressing the media, he said that he would try to convince Speaker Ramesh Kumar once more to accept his resignation and that he would not back off from his decision of resignation until and unless his demands were met.
He clarified, “I am in my constituency and I have not gone anywhere. I have placed two demands before the state coalition government and until they fulfill it, there is no question of withdrawing my resignation.”
“I had submitted my resignation to Speaker Ramesh Kumar on July 1, but till date, he has not accepted it. I request him once again to kindly accept my resignation”, he added.
He said, “CM HDK had spoken to me over phone while he was on his US visit. He had assured me of fulfilling my demands. Hence, I am waiting with patience.”
“I have never had a meeting with any political leader. I will wait for the government’s decision”, he added.
Singh's demands are pertaining to the Jindal Steel land deal case and making Vijayanagar a district.
Anand Singh has opined that selling or leasing land to Jindal Steel in the name of providing employment opportunities was not ethical.
He has also demanded that his constituency, Vijayanagar, should be made a district.
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