Amid the coalition crisis in Karnataka, Congress and JD(S) leaders met in Bengaluru.
Pictures from the meeting that involved between Karnataka chief minister H. D. Kumaraswamy, Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao and former chief minister of the state Siddaramaiah emerged.
Sharing the photograph, Siddaramaiah tweeted that the discussions revolved around "various political developments" and added that the alliance is committed to provide "good governance and able administration." He further added that there is no threat from BJP in the state.
Reports emerged a day before that the Congress party, has allegedly put its 'Save Karnataka' strategy to stop dissenting MLAs from quitting or shifting loyalties.
Reports suggest that the Congress-JD(S) coalition government will allegedly be inducting the 3-4 rebelling MLAs on Wednesday into the Karnataka state cabinet in a bid to address their dissent. Sources further suggest that 5 Congress ministers and 3 JD(S) ministers may allegedly be resigning to accommodate the aforementioned dissenting MLAs.
Earlier on Monday, reports had emerged that the Karnataka Congress unit had called a meeting on Wednesday in Bengaluru to discuss important issues and resolve the differences. Following this development, Karnataka Home Minister M B Patil had said that there were no defecting MLAs in the Congress, adding that the BJP's efforts to topple the Karnataka Government were and will be futile, while addressing reporters.
These trend of turmoil within the Congress Party is seen throughout the nation since the Lok Sabha results had been announced.
Recently, amid the turmoil, sources have told Republic TV that the party has kick-started the formulation of a mechanism that will result in the choosing of a new party president.
As per sources, the Congress will formulate this mechanism and decide on its next party chief within three months. During this time, current party president Rahul Gandhi will continue to remain in the role and discharge his duties, including the overhaul of the party that he has been empowered to carry out by the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
Furthermore, along with defining the roles and responsibilities of a number of Congress leaders, Rahul Gandhi will also soon be departing on a tour of his new constituency Wayanad in Kerala, sources added.