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Bengaluru sources reported that even as two-day CM Yeddyurappa resigned voluntarily ahead of the Floor Test and admitted that he has required numbers to form the government, BJP seems to have not given up its hopes on Karnataka. Meanwhile in a fresh, Karnataka BJP's senior MLA S Suresh Kumar has filed his nomination for the Speaker post.
Accordingly Suresh, a five time MLA, from BJP is contesting the election opposite Congress-JD(S) combine and this is even after BJP stepped down as it has only 104 MLAs whereas Congress-JD(S) combine has 117 MLAs. Suresh said "Based on the strength of numbers and various other factors, our party leaders have confidence that he will win. With that confidence he has filed his nomination and after the election you will get to know the result”.
Furthermore when responding on this, ex CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah
enthused confidence that their candidate Ramesh would win. Moreover after
Congress-JD(S) combine gave shock to Modi and Amit Shah by stopping them in
Karnataka, BJP now wants to give back the shock to Congress and JD(S) by
winning Speaker post.