Days after being sworn in the Karnataka chief minister, BS Yediyurappa won the trust vote in the state assembly on Monday. The senior BJP leader is expected to pass the Finance Bill today. Speaking to PTI, the new CM said, “I have not even changed a comma or full stop in it. I will be tabling the finance bill prepared by the (previous) Congress-JD(S) government.”
“The finance bill (appropriation bill) needs to be passed “urgently”, as otherwise “we will not be able to draw funds even to pay salaries (of government employees),” Yediyurappa added.
Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar tendered his resignation soon after Yediyurappa won the trust vote. “I have decided to relieve myself from this office. I have decided to resign,” Kumar said. Kumar added that during the 14-months that he held the post, he had upheld the dignity of the office to the best of his ability.
Yediyurappa took oath on July 26 after the 14-month-old Congress-JD(S) government failed to prove majority in a floor test.