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Jolt to Cong as lone BSP K’taka min quits

DNMUM423964 | 10/12/2018 | Author : Team DNA | WC :224 | India



Bengaluru: In a jolt to Congress, Mayawati’s lone BSP Minister in the JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka N Mahesh quit his position on Thursday.
Though the minister said he is resigning over “personal reasons”, it is believed the decision is triggered by Mayawati’s decision not to tie-up with the Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The minister, however, claimed that he has not consulted Mayawati before taking the step.
“I am resigning my post as cabinet minister but continue as an MLA and I support the JD(S) and Kumaraswamy... I want to concentrate on my constituency,” Mahesh said.
Mayawati had formed the alliance with Kumaraswamy before the assembly elections held in May. The Congress walked in much later,
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