Following, Republic TV's newsbreak. where sources had said that Congress will ask at least 20 ministers in Karnataka to resign to resolve the crisis where 13 JD(S)-Congress MLAs who are rebelling in the coalition, the ministers from the grand old party in the state have resigned.
The Congress ministers including Deputy CM G Parameshwara has tendered their resignations to the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief Dinesh Gundu Rao. The party will take a decision on when the resignations need to be given to the Governor Vajubhai Vala. Minister Rahim Khan said, "All ministers have together given their resignations to the party chief for the party's good." Congress' senior leader Siddaramaiah also confirmed saying that all 22 ministers from the party have resigned.
Meanwhile, the JD(S) has also decided to bow to the rebelling MLAs' demands and asked its ministers to resign. But rebel MLAs who are staying in a Mumbai hotel have said that they will not return to their respective parties. The rebel MLAs staying in Mumbai have stood firm in their decision to not return to their respective parties. Even if there is change in leadership of the Karnataka government, they have been unhappy with the coalition government has functioned in the past one year..
Rebel MLA Pratap Gauda Patil has said that despite ministers from the government resigning, they will not come back to their parties. "Even though all the ministers have resigned from their post but we will not change our decision. We are firm on our decision," he said.
On Saturday, Congress MLA BC Patil too had said that there is no way he was returning to his party. He had said that he felt that the coalition did injutice to his district, his constituency and the people fo north Karnataka. "Since the last 40 years, my constituency has not been given a berth in the ministry. I am from the Lingayat community, there are no Lingayats there. There is no development in my constituency as there is no ministerial berth from our place. We had an opportunity had the entire district been given ministerial berth and instead of it going to Congress, they (the coalition) gave it to the independents. Now, there is no question of going back to the Congress," he said.