Veteran politician CM Ibrahim, who recently announced his resignation from the Congress, said on Thursday that his resignation as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly (MLC) had been accepted by its chairman. Soon after hinting at the JD (S) joining and calling it a “truly secular party”, he predicted that the Congress would come third after the JD (S) and the BJP in the 2023 Assembly elections, respectively.
“I have relieved myself of the burden. As for my next step, I leave it to our national leader Deve Gowda (former prime minister and JD (S) supremo). Ibrahim said. Speaking to reporters here, he said a number of JD (S) are willing to come and it will start from April-May.
“I want the JD (S) to come to power on its own. The first will be the JD (S), the second the BJP and the third the Congress (in the 2023 elections). That is what happened in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Karnataka will repeat (for the Congress),” he said. Added. Ibrahim said on March 12 that he had sent his resignation letter from the party’s primary membership to Congress national president Sonia Gandhi.
Noting that the chairman of the Legislative Council, Basavaraj Horatti, had informed him that his resignation had been accepted, he said that he had voluntarily resigned as MLC and that the people would take care of his political future. Rejecting any conditions he placed on joining the JD (S), he said, “This is my home … Do I have to make it a condition to return to my home?” Further alleging that he left the Congress because the Leader of the Opposition in the Council was not elected by the party on the basis of democracy, despite his overwhelming support, Ibrahim said in response to a question, “Of course the JD (S) has democracy.), So I came … When I join is left to the leadership. ” His decision to leave the Congress came after the party appointed BK Hariprasad as the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, a position he held.
A former Union Minister and one-time close associate of Devgaura, he joined the Congress in 2008 and was temporarily angry with Siddaramaiah, the leader of the party and its legislature. He recently met JD (S) father Gowda and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and discussed joining the party.
Ibrahim left the JD (S) after the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. Before both joined the Congress, he was later associated with the “Ahinda” (a social movement made up of minorities, backward classes and Dalits) in Karnataka.
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