Karnataka MLAs Resign, Karnataka Political Crises HIGHLIGHTS: In fresh trouble for the wobbly Karnataka coalition government, eight Congress and three JD(S) MLAs submitted their resignation at the Assembly Speaker’s office on Saturday. While the resignations are yet to be formally accepted by the Speaker, the disgruntled MLAs are being shifted to Mumbai.
The Congress-JDS coalition has sprung into action with a series of meetings being held in Bengaluru and New Delhi as leaders try to pacify the MLAs. The Congress alleged the saffron party’s hands behind the resignations as party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, condemned the “orchestrated move” by the BJP and reminded PM Narendra Modi of his oath. He further said that the democracy is being denigrated and the constitution is being trampled in broad daylight in the state.
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Meanwhile, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa denied the allegations levelled against his party and said they are not involved in the issue. “I and my party have nothing to do with developments 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. We are closely watching political developments in Karnataka,” Yeddyurappa told the media.