BJP MLA quits assembly over denial of ministerial berth
The ruling BJP in Karnataka on Tuesday suffered an embarrassment after party MLA Haladi Srinivasa Shetty resigned from the Assembly over denial of ministerial berth in the Jagadish Shettar Cabinet.
The MLA from the coastal town of Kundapura in Udupi district met assembly speaker K G Bopaiah at the Vidhan Soudha, the state secretariat, and tendered his resignation.
"The Speaker has accepted my resignation", Shetty told reporters.
His name was doing the rounds for Cabinet berth, even an hour before the 34-member Shettar ministry, including the chief minister, was sworn-in on July 12.