Karnataka assembly speaker, KR Ramesh Kumar announced his resignation on 29th July 2019 after the assembly adopted the confidence motion moved by chief minister B S Yediyurappa and passed the Appropriation Bill.
KR Ramesh Kumar was holding the post of the Karnataka Assembly Speaker for the second time.
KR Ramesh Kumar during his first term was in the chair from 1994-1999. He has been an important personality in Karnataka politics since the year 1978.
KR Ramesh Kumar started his political journey with congress in 1978 when he won his first Karnataka legislative assembly election.
KR Ramesh Kumar in 1985, stood on Janta Party’s ticket and won. Later in 1999 he fought elections as an independent candidate but lost the assembly seat.
KR Ramesh Kumar in 2004, joined INC (Congress) again and fought against GK Venkata Shiva and won.
KR Ramesh Kumar won 2013 assembly elections on INC ticket and won the election.
KR Ramesh Kumarin 2018 also, fought on Congress party’s ticket and registered a win against G. K. Venkata Shiva Reddy of JD(S).