With the government in Karnataka being on the verge of collapse as 11 MLAs from JD(S) and Congress have resigned and two more MLAs from the grand old party wanting to quit, the spokesperson of the Janata Dal (Secular) Tanveer Ahmed admitted that things were difficult for the party.
"Things are difficult but we are not running from the situation. We are in touch with all the leaders, we are working out on all problems and trying for a solution for them. In politics, the biggest factor is aspiration. Everybody is a senior leader, everybody is a tall leader and everybody wants to take things the way they want to. The CM (HD Kumaraswamy) will be back in 12 hours, he is in America.
"We are regularly in touch with all the MLAs but things are difficult. But I am not conceding. I am optimistic person till eternity. The MLAs who have won have to understand that they won from secular constituencies. The resignation is not easy, it has to go through the Speaker, he has to approve them. There is a show of strength. If Yeddyurappa is doing politics, we are not sanyasis, we will also do politics, let Yeddyurappa keep his flock together," he said.
On being asked whether he believes that the demands of the MLAs were justified and if he backed them, he said:
"No person under the sun can say that H Vishwanath or Ramalinga Reddy are not capable of any post, no person is denying Reddy's capability as the Home Minister. In politics, it is a game of aspiration where we have many senior leaders with great abilities trying to come forward but the problem with democracy is that only certain people can be accommodated. Things are difficult but we are hopeful that we are going to make it alright."
All dissenting MLAs, as per sources, are going to the Governor's House. Meanwhile, Congress is in a huddle as it has flown C Venugopal to Bengaluru for the damage control of the situation.