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Karnataka: Inducted last month, Minister Nagesh resigns; offers support to BJP

Karnataka, Nagesh, BJP

Bengaluru : In another blow to the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition, Karnataka Minister and Independent legislator H Nagesh resigned from the state cabinet on Monday and offered support to the BJP, if they form the government. Nagesh's resignation comes less than a month after he was inducted as a minister, along with R Shankar, another Independent.

He wrote two letters to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala in quick succession. In one he announced withdrawal of support to the HD Kumaraswamy government, and in another stated that he is ready to extend support to a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state if formed.

"I have this day, tendered my resignation to the council of minister headed by Shri H.D Kumaraswamy. I have been elected as a member of the legislative assembly, from Mulbagal (SC) constituency, as I am Independent candidate," Nagesh wrote in his first letter. "I would by this letter, inform your good self that, I withdraw my support to the government headed by Shri H.D Kumaraswamy. In view of the same, suitable action may be taken," the letter further read. ANI

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