SCOOP: Karnataka Congress Offering Cabinet Positions To Dissenting MLAs In A Bid To Save JD(S)-Congress Coalition Government

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Amidst the post-polls chaos in the Congress party, reports have emerged that the Congress party, on Monday, has allegedly put its 'Save Karnataka' strategy to stop dissenting MLAs from quitting or shifting loyalties.

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Amidst the post-polls chaos in the Congress party, reports have emerged that the Congress party, on Monday, 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.

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These trend of turmoil within the Congress Party is seen throughout the nation since the Lok Sabha results had been announced.

Earlier, during the Congress Working Committee meeting on Saturday, top leaders KC Venugopal, AK Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Randeep Singh Surjewala addressed the media and said that Rahul Gandhi presented his resignation which the CWC outrightly rejected. 

On the same day, former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan who lost his bastion Nanded, offered to resign from his post following the party's downfall in the state of Maharashtra. On May 25, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath also offered to resign from the post of Congress state unit chief in the wake of the party's drubbing in the recently-concluded general elections.

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Reports have emerged on Monday, that Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Dr. Ajoy Kumar has tendered his resignation along with Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan is likely to resign to Rahul Gandhi, taking moral responsibility for the defeat of the party in their respective states. 

The Congress has managed to win only 52 seats in total in the Lok Sabha elections compared to BJP's massive total of 303 seats.  
  

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