Congress CM Ibrahim resigns from Karnataka Legislative Council, set to join JD(S) Pro-IQRA

Senior politician CM Ibrahim, who had recently announced to quit the Congress, said on Thursday that his resignation as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council (MLC) has been accepted by its president. Hinting at soon joining the JD(S) and calling it a “true secular party”, he predicted that the Congress would come third in the 2023 assembly elections after the JD(S) and the BJP, respectively.

“I have relieved myself of the burden. Regarding my next step, I have left it to my national leader Deve Gowda (former PM and JD(S) supremo)… It is the (supporters’) unanimous opinion that My next move should be with him,” Ibrahim said. Talking to reporters here, he said, “Many people are willing to join JD(S) and it will start from April-May.

“I wish that JD(S) comes to power on its own. First will be JD(S), second BJP and third Congress (in 2023 elections). The atmosphere is such that what happened in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in Karnataka (Congress) for) will repeat.” Ibrahim said that on March 12, he had sent his resignation from the primary membership of the party to Congress national president Sonia Gandhi.

Noting that the Speaker of the Legislative Council Basavaraj Horati has informed him that his resignation has been accepted, he said, he has voluntarily resigned as MLC and people will take care of his political future. He rejected any condition to join the JD(S), saying, “This is my home… Do I have to put conditions to return to my home.” Further alleging that he quit the Congress because the Leader of the Opposition in the Council was not elected by the party on the basis of democracy, despite having maximum support, Ibrahim replied to a question, “Definitely JD(U)”. (S) have democracy. ), so I have come… When will I join is left to the leadership.” His decision to quit the Congress comes after the party appointed BK Hariprasad as the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, the post he was eyeing.

A former Union minister and at one time a close aide of Deve Gowda, he had joined the Congress in 2008, and had been angry with the party and its legislature party leader Siddaramaiah for some time. Recently he had met both JD(S) patriarch Gowda and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and discussed joining the party.

Ibrahim left the JD(S) after the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. Later they both were associated with “Ahinda” (a social movement created by minorities, backward and Dalits) in Karnataka under the leadership of Siddaramaiah before joining the Congress.

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