Friday, June 18, 2021
Home News Reports Karnataka turmoil: Congress-JDS govt on the verge of an imminent collapse as MLAs who...

Karnataka turmoil: Congress-JDS govt on the verge of an imminent collapse as MLAs who resigned get on a plane to Goa

The rebel Karnataka Congress-JDS MLAs were seen at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport in Bengaluru. 10 of the rebel Congress-JDS employees have left for Goa. 3 have stayed behind.

There is an imminent threat to the Congress-JDS coalition government in the state of Karnataka following the resignations from 13 legislators of the Congress-JDS government, even as the chief minister HD Kumaraswamy continues to holiday in the US. 13 rebel legislators of the ruling coalition, eight from the Congress and three from the Janata Dal (Secular), had submitted their resignation to the Vidhan Sabha speaker K. R. Ramesh Kumar. Later, after resigning, the rebel MLAs met the Governor Vajubhai Vala at the Raj Bhavan.

Among the Congress MLAs who have offered their resignation to the Speaker, the former Home Minister and seven-time MLA Ramalinga Reddy, Ramesh Jarkilohi, Mahesh Kumathahalli, ST Somashekar, BA Basavaraj, BC Patil, Pratapgowda Patil and Shivram Heber are the ones who have presented their resignations to the speaker. Whereas, H Vishwanath, K. Gopaliya and Narayana Gowda are the JDS MLAs who submitted their resignations.

The rebel JDS MLA H Vishwanath who was removed as state JDS president just days ago, said, “We have given our resignation to the Speaker’s office. We have brought this to the notice of the governor as well. We request that our resignations be accepted.”

According to the numerics, the Congress and JDS coalition need to have 113 legislators to remain in power. Currently, they have 116 MLAs in the 224-member state assembly. If the resignations of the 11 lawmakers are accepted, the alliance will fall short of the majority mark. Right from its inception, the alliance between Congress and JDS had been shaky and wavering due to myriad struggles and revolts due to infighting.

“I have come to submit my resignation to the speaker,” Ramalinga Reddy told news agency ANI while waiting at Speaker Ramesh Kumar’s office. He further added, “I am not going to impute anyone in the party or the high command. I somewhere feel I was being neglected over some issues. That is why I have taken this decision.”

The troubleshooter minister for Karnataka Congress, DK Shivakumar, had tried to cajole the three Congress lawmakers, including Ramalinga Reddy, to go with him, after meeting the rebels at the Speaker’s office. However, they were later seen entering the Governor’s office.

The rebel Karnataka Congress-JDS MLAs were seen at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport in Bengaluru. 10 of the rebel Congress-JDS employees have left for Goa. 3 have stayed behind.

BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa has rubbished the allegations made by the Congress party that BJP is indulging in horse-trading. Yeddyurappa said, “I and my party have no role in the developments happening in other rival parties. I heard through media that Congress-JDS legislators have resigned from their Karnataka Assembly seats. I’m categorically reiterating that BJP has absolutely no say on the issue.”

However, Congress party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala has asserted that BJP is behind the resignation of the rebel MLAs. Surjewala said, “A new symbol of horse trading politics has emerged in the country.”

An emergency meeting is called upon by the Karnataka state Congress which is attended by Karnataka Congress in-charge, KC Venugopal, CLP leader Siddaramaiah, KPCC working president Eashwar Khandre, DK Shivakumar, DK Suresh and others to discuss possible alternatives to avert the looming crisis.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Jinit Jain
Engineer. Writer. Learner.

Related Articles

Trending now

Haryana: Man burnt alive to make him ‘martyr’ against farm laws, villagers demand security from ‘farmers’ at Tikri border

As per reports, casteist slurs were hurled towards Mukesh after which he was set on fire. A video of him being set on fire has gone viral on social media where one can hear casteist abuses being thrown at him before he was set ablaze.

How a personal animosity was turned into defaming ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chant: All you need to know about Ghaziabad incident

The chronology of what all transpired in the fake 'hate crime' story where an elderly Muslim man claimed he was attacked and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

Mamata Banerjee govt recommends suspension of several accounts from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, for criticising her: What we know

Sources indicate that Govt of West Bengal recently recommended the suspension of over 200 accounts for criticising Mamata Banerjee

The churn in Bengal BJP is normal and on expected lines. Here is why I don’t worry too much about it

Candidates don’t matter so much in Bengal, party affiliations do. The TMC proved this beyond all possible doubt in 2021.

The Wire tries to force fit a ‘hate crime’ angle in Ghaziabad incident only because victim is a Muslim

The Wire lowers its bar, goes from whitewashing Islamist terrorists to defending random 'taveez maker' from rural Uttar Pradesh

‘Based on social media narrative than evidence and chargesheet: Delhi Police files SLP after Pinjra Tod accused get bail

On 15th June, the Delhi High Court granted bail to Jamia Milia Islamia student leader Asif Iqbal Tanha, far-left ‘activists’ Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in the Anti-Hindu Delhi riots case.

Recently Popular

Dhruv Rathee fans mark YouTuber Karolina Goswami for targeted harassment after she exposed his lies

After Karolina Goswami pointed out the factual errors and mistakes in the Dhruv Rathee video, Rathee's supporters have been harassing and abusing Goswami.

Pakistani audience go ballistic over Zee5 web series featuring Muslim girl-Indian Hindu boy love story, call it ‘haram’

The Pakistani web series features the love story between a Pakistani Muslim girl and Indian Hindu boy who have both lost their fathers to the conflict between the two nations.

Ghaziabad fake hate crime case: Unmuted video of elderly man seconds before he was beaten up released. Watch

In the video, Abdul can be heard admitting that one Intezar sent some people to him to make the 'tabeez' (occult amulet) and put them in his spell as he had some work from them.

Virtual hearing embarrassment: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi caught attending the court proceedings without pants

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was caught attending court proceedings in boxer shorts when one of the screens accidentally fell off and showed the naked legs of the senior advocate

Twitter India MD told Delhi Police he does not know directors and owner of his company, details of his boss: Feigning ignorance or...

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari said he does know who owns Twitter India, and which company his boss Yu Sasamoto belongs to

Delhi govt to spend Rs 9 crore to make modifications to the residence of Arvind Kejriwal, informs BJP leader

BJP leader Naveen Kr Jindal showed a Delhi govt order approving the modification of residence of Arvind Kejriwal at the cost of Rs 5 crore
- Advertisement -


Connect with us