Alleging horsetrading, the Congress party protested against the BJP-led government over political developments in Karnataka and Goa and staged a walkout in both the houses of Parliament.
However, the Speaker said he can not take cognisance of the JD (S) s application to disqualify MLAs as it was not filed in the proper format, and those who have submitted it were neither MLAs nor party leaders in the House.
Congress Goa in-charge A Chellakumar alleged that the BJP had offered money and ministerial birth to the Congress MLAs who left the party.
In a shock move that is aimed more at laying the blame for the destabilisation of his government at the door of the BJP while garnering a sympathy vote for his Janata Dal (S), Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday called a trust vote in the Assembly next Wednesday that curiously has the full backing of the Congress. I am ready for everything. "These people are the party's leaders", CPI (M) leader and Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the grand old party on Friday.
In order to accommodate the new lawmakers in the cabinet, Mr Sawant would be dropping four ministers, majority from the BJP's alliance partners, the sources said.
10 rebel lawmakers have approached the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to accept the resignations they have submitted to him.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was told by the counsel of Anil Chacko Joseph, the Youth Congress leader, that the resignations by the rebel MLAs were nothing but a kind of defection and sought a hearing as an intervenor.
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The bench specifically mentioned in the order that the speaker would not decide on the issue of the resignation or the disqualification of the rebel MLAs to enable the court to judge the larger issues raised during the hearing of the matter.
Siddaramaiah said it was for the Speaker to fix a date for the floor test.
Following the mass dissidence in Karnataka last week, 10 Congress MLAs from Goa rebelled this week and joined the BJP.
The four legislators, Byrathi Basavraj, S T Somashekar, Shivaram Hebbar and B C Patil, visited the temple located in central Mumbai.
Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka, the Congress and the BJP have made a decision to move their legislators to different hotels in the city after the Assembly proceedings on Friday.
In all, 16 MLAs (13 from Congress and three from JD-S) have quit pushing the coalition government to the brink of collapse.
Congress MLAs will be lodged at Clarks Exotica Convention Resorts while those of the BJP will stay at Ramada Hotel in Bengaluru.