"I and my party have nothing to do with the developments in other rival parties", he said, adding, "I have heard through media that Congress and JD (S) legislators have resigned from their Assembly seats". Earlier in the day, Shivakumar said nothing would happen and the government would survive. The Congress leaders are scheduled to hold a crucial meeting convened by AICC general secretary K.C. Venugopal.
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday lashed out at Congress party's chief troubleshooter in the state DK Shivakumar as he made efforts to contain the fallout from the resignations of several legislators that spelled fresh trouble for the government. "They felt that continuing as MLAs will not be good in the larger interest of their constituencies and the state".
Caught off guard, Karnataka Congress in charge, K C Venugopa, rushed to Bengaluru on Saturday after eight Congress and three Janata Dal Secular (JDS) MLAs resigned from from the Assembly, bringing the coalition government into a minority.
The resignations come on the back of the double-blow dealt to the coalition by the resignations of two Congress MLAs last week.
"...11 of them have submitted resignation letters". If all the resignations are accepted, the strength of the Assembly will be reduced to 209 in the 224-member Assembly. He also claimed Jarkiholi demanded Rs 80 crore to stay with the coalition. "All those in BJP are involved", said Siddaramaiah on Wednesday. If MLAs don't change their decision, Congress might move the Supreme Court.
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According to News18, Karnataka BJP joint spokesperson S Prakash termed the allegation "baseless" and said it was an attempt to divert attention from the crisis facing the HD Kumaraswamy government.
Ramesh Jarakiholi, BC Patil, Mahantesh Kumatalli, Shivram Hebbar, Pratapgouda Patil, ST Somashekhar, Byrati Basavaraj, - have quit the Congress party and - H Vishwanath, Gopalaiah and Narayanagowda - have resigned from the JD (S).
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who belongs to the JD (S), is away in the U.S. and is expected to fly back here on Sunday. This sudden political coup only indicates that the coalition government has failed to fulfill the aspirations of the state. "The chairperson of the coordination committee (Siddaramaiah) and the CM are to be blamed for it", Vishwanath had told News18.
According to sources, Ramalinga Reddy is keen on getting the Bengaluru Development portfolio, which is now held by Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara. "I had come to meet the MLAs". But in his conversation with TNM later, it was clear that he had not fully managed to convince these Congress MLAs to take back their resignations. With the support of one Bahujan Samaj Party MLA and two independent members, the ruling coalition would then have just two members more than the Bharatiya Janata Party.