The Karnataka government appears to be on shaky grounds yet again. According to reports, 8 MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition have tendered their resignation and there’s a possibility that more resignations are on the way.
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Speculations are rife that as many as 13 MLAs of the ruling coalition, 11 from the Congress and 2 from JD(S) could submit their resignation on Saturday. The exact number is unclear as of now. Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s close aide and Minister is the current cabinet, MTB Nagaraj, is also likely to resign.
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There is also the possibility that the Karnataka government could collapse today as more are expected to join the mutiny. Meanwhile, Congress leaders in the state are running helter-skelter to prevent a collapse which has been appearing inevitable for quite some time.
#UPDATE Karnataka: Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara and State minister D. K. Shivakumar have called a emergency meeting of Congress Bengaluru MLAs and Corporators later today after 8 Congress& 3 JDS MLAs reached Assembly speaker office. https://t.co/a62qceokan
— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2019
HD Kumaraswamy has been crying frequently in public whining about the alleged misery he was enduring to keep the government functioning. Ever since the coalition materialized, it always appeared to be only a matter of time before its collapse. The massive defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections seems to have been the final nail in the coffin. If reports are to be believed, Kumaraswamy will be liberated from his suffering soon enough.