Mysuru: After 10 legislators were inducted into Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's Cabinet, the Opposition parties began lambasting the legislators still referring to them as ‘disqualified’. Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Siddaramaiah has also stood by these comments.
Addressing the media on Thursday, February 6, he said, “All those who were termed as ‘disqualified’ by the former Karnataka Legislative Assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar, under the anti-defection law for indulging in anti-party activities while they were in the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) and later voluntarily resigning, will remain ‘disqualified’, no matter which party they join and become ministers. Even if they think that they have won in the recent Assembly by-polls, they will always remain as a black spot for switching sides.”
“I’m not happy with the decision to give ministerial berths to the 10 newly elected legislators. However, I wish them good luck and urge them to promptly respond to public issues," he added.
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