Bengaluru: Everyone in Karnataka was waiting for Tuesday (July 9) as Ramesh Kumar, Speaker of Karnataka Assembly would formally look into the issue of resignations tendered by disgruntled elements of the ruling Congress-JD(S) combine, on July 6.

As he arrived at the Vidhana Soudha (state secretariat), the focus was on the Speaker. As he perused the resignations and lent an ear to the complaints of the top Congress leaders like Siddaramaiah and Dinesh Gundu Rao, he held a presser in the noon.

In the presser, he made it clear that he was being transparent to the best possible extent and has allotted dates for hearing.

Later, members of the BJP rushed to the Vidhana Soudha to seek an appointment with the Speaker. But that did not happen.

There was a school of thought that the Speaker would intentionally pussy-foot on the issue and the BJP would eventually be scapegoated.

But in what comes as a surprise, BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa has welcomed the decision taken by the Speaker.

Yeddyurappa said, “What the Speaker has done is not wrong. Tomorrow (July 10) we are going to protest against the government at Gandhi statue and may be later meet the Governor.”

The decision of the Speaker to allot different dates to the aggrieved MLAs also means that the government will be safe for another week at least.

But as Yeddyurappa said, they will wait for the Speaker and his decision and play the waiting game.

Any rush in staking claim (in case the government falls) will only be counterproductive and will be sending wrong signals to the people, BJP sources said.