Amid political crisis in the state of Karnataka, JD(S) MLAs being carried to Golfshire Nandi hills
Rebel MLAs moved to Goa
Karnataka crisis: HD Kumaraswamy says 'Issue will be resolved, government will run smoothly' as all his Congress-JD(S) Ministers resign to pave way for cabinet restructuring
'Government will run smoothly,' says Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy amid crisis.
Congress-JD(S) rebel MLAs in Mumbai claim return would be futile despite purported ministerial offers, express interest in joining 'new government'
Watch as Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi confer as Rajnath Singh says 'Rahul started resignation trend' about Karnataka crisis
'We will accommodate all of you, no point in resigning,' says former Karnataka SM Siddaramaiah in desperate appeal to dissenting Congress-JDS MLAs after all Cong Ministers tender their resignations to salvage state government
Congress blames BJP for trying to destabilise the Karnataka government, says 'all agencies being misused, money being offered for horse-trading.' 'Congress will strongly face this situation,' says KC Venugopal
Even if Independent MLA Nagesh has resigned, it won't make any difference: Congress MLA and Karnataka Minister Zameer Ahmed says the Congress-JD(S) government won't fall and a number of dissenting MLAs will return from Mumbai today
We want the government and party to be strong, for that we are ready to make any sacrifice: Congress senior Karnataka leader DK Shivakumar..
Congress ministers in Karnataka government resign and submit their letters to KPCC chief Dinesh Gundu Rao.
All Congress Ministers in Karnataka submit their resignation
BIG SCOOP: JD(S) bows to dissenting MLAs, HD Kumaraswamy to ask all ministers from his party to resign before shipping MLAs to a resort
SCOOP: Desperate Congress to ask at least 20 ministers to resign in bid to stay in power with JD(S), one more MLA resigns and says he'll support BJP
Almost 15 months it's been going on. There is nothing to worry. We're all friends. Meeting is going on now: Congress Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar.
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to summon all his MLAs to a 5-star hotel for a meeting before likely moving them to a resort, all JD(S) ministers may be asked to resign
All Congress ministers resign to placate rebel MLAs even as they remain firm to not rejoin Cong-JD(S) coalition
BJP claims that six MLAs- Roshan Baigh, Kampli Ganesh, Rehman Khan, Anjali Nimbalkar, Soumya Ramlinga Reddy and Bhima Naik will be reaching Mumbai's Sofitel Hotel on Monday night.
Meanwhile in the Parliament over Karnataka crisis-
Congress leaders in the Lok Sabha on Monday raised posters of 'save democracy' amid the grim political situation in the state. READ HERE
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh denied allegations of horsetrading in Karnataka amid the political crisis. Instead, took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi for stirring the resignation row at the Parliament. READ HERE
All JD(S) leaders submit their resignations after 21 Congress leaders tendered a resignation. The party announced through their official twitter handle
"All JDS ministers have resigned in the same manner as the 21 ministers of the Congress party have resigned. The cabinet will be restructured soon."
Despite the government in shambles, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy affirms that the 'issue will be resolved'
He said, "The issue will be resolved, don't worry. This government will run smoothly."
As per sources, the dissenting leaders met and discussed the recent development in Karnataka politics where Congress and JD(S) ministers have decided o quit to meet their demands. READ HERE
I'm in touch with the MLAs. All 21 Congress ministers have resigned. BJP has taken them to the Hotel: Congress leader Siddaramaiah
KC Venugopal accused the BJP of horsetrading and attempting to destabilise the political situation in Karnataka
He said, "All agencies being misused, money being offered for horse-trading. Congress will strongly face this situation."
Even if Independent MLA Nagesh has resigned, it won't make any difference: Congress MLA and Karnataka Minister Zameer Ahmed says the Congress-JD(S) government won't fall and a number of dissenting MLAs will return from Mumbai on Monday.
According to Republic sources, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is likely to resign from the chief ministerial post on Tuesday as the political crisis in the state deepens.
All Congress Ministers in Karnataka submit their resignation thus escalating the political drama in the state. READ HERE
The Congress ministers including Deputy CM G Parameshwara have 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."
Karnataka Minister and Independent MLA Nagesh resigns from his minister post
In his resignation letter says, "I would extend my support to the government of BJP if called for by your good self."
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to summon all his MLAs to a 5-star hotel for a meeting before likely moving them to a resort, all JD(S) ministers may be asked to resign. READ HERE
As per Republic sources, KCV has asked for 20 Ministers to step down and make way for rebels and some others who might be looking to quit
In another setback, the independent MLA Nagesh who was inducted into the cabinet 10 days ago, might also resign as a minister and take a special flight to Mumbai to join the rebels. READ HERE
As per Republic sources, the chief minister of Karnataka came down heavily on his close aide Karnataka Minister Sa. Ra. Mahesh for failing to handle the political situation in his absence.
Karnataka Congress Legislature Party leader Siddharamaiah and Ministers UT Khader, Shivashankara Reddy, Venkataramanappa, Jayamala, MB Patil, Krishna Byre Gowda, Rajshekar Patil, Rajshekar Patil, DK Shivakumar have reached Dy CM G Parameshwara's residence for breakfast meeting.
The state's Deputy CM G Parameshwara has offered to resign saying that the party will take whatever step necessary to 'accommodate the (dissenting) MLAs'
While the political scenario in Karnataka remains in shambles, in an attempt to combat the situation, the Congress party held a breakfast meeting in Bengaluru which was chaired by the state deputy chief minister G. Parameshwara.
Pertaining to the development, GT Devegowda of the JDS stated that if the coordination committee decides that Siddaramaiah should be the CM then the JD(S) would have no objection to it. He added that the Congress party is putting in efforts to save the coalition government.
Meanwhile, with the Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy under the pressure to resign, Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge said that as far as his awareness is concerned, he is in the race for the chief ministerial position in the state.
The Congress leader has even alleged BJP's hand in the destabilisation of the Karnataka government, accusing the saffron party of horsetrading. However, the BJP has refused any speculations or accusations of 'Operation Lotus' in the state.
Even as Kumaraswamy went into a huddle with the coalition leaders in a last-ditch attempt to save his 13-month-old alliance government, the rebel MLAs have refused to back down. Ten out of a total of 13 MLAs who have resigned are now camping at the Sofitel hotel in Mumbai until Tuesday.
Kumaraswamy on his arrival to Bengaluru on Sunday night met his party MLAs at the Taj West End Hotel. Meanwhile, the BJP state unit has booked 30 rooms for two days in the Ramada Hotel on Doddaballapur Road in Bengaluru for their MLAs.
With the question mark still looming over the coalition government of Congress-JD(S) in the state, a spate of meetings has lined up on Monday as well to address the political crisis.
The Congress and JD(S) coalition, which won 115 seats combined, is currently in power in the Karnataka State Assembly managing a slim margin over the BJP's 105 seats. With the exodus of 13 MLAs from the JD(S)- Congress coalition, then the JD(S)-Congress combination gets reduced to 102 MLAs, falling short of BJP's 105 MLAs. But this excludes the BSP's 1 MLA and 2 Independent MLAs. With the reduced number of seats, the halfway mark has also been reduced to 105 with both BJP and the current government JD(S)-Congress-BSP) possess 105 seats.
While the BJP government may have the numbers to conduct a trust vote on the Assembly, they do not have the numbers to pull down the government which may continue as a minority government. Sources have reported that BJP may wait for the by-polls to assess the party's chances better.