Karnataka Crisis LIVE Updates: All Karnataka Congress and JDS ministers resign

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Congress MP DK Suresh has said that all Karnataka MPs were going to resign in a big to stop the current political crisis in the state to spiral out of control. DK Suresh’s statement came moments after all Congress ministers in the state’s coalition government were invited for breakfast at the house of Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, who offered to resign if this helped save the government.

DK Suresh

Suresh, according to news agency ANI, said, “BJP national leaders are behind this. BJP people don’t want this govt or any opposition party to rule in the state or in the country. They are destroying the democracy.”



Among those who attended the breakfast meeting at Parameshwara’s house were Karnataka Congress Legislature Party leader Siddharamaiah, Cabinet Ministers UT Khader, Shivashankara Reddy, Venkataramanappa, Jayamala, MB Patil, Krishna Byre Gowda, Rajshekar Patil, Rajshekar Patil and the party’s troubleshooter DK Shivakumar.

The state’s Congress-JDS government has come under crisis after 11 MLAs belonging to both parties decided to submit their resignations from the Karnataka Assembly before leaving for Mumbai.

Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar was not present in his office when the rebel MLAs reached there to submit their resignations last week. Kumar had said that he will examine the letters on Tuesday.

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was in the US when the crisis hit his government. He cut down his trip and reached Bengaluru on Sunday evening.

LIVE UPDATES:

  • BS Yeddyurappa, BJP: When they lost the confidence, they have no moral right to conduct the business. That is why we are demanding that he (CM) resign immediately. (ANI)

  • BS Yeddyurappa, BJP: Now we are having BJP legislative party meeting & we are going to take appropriate decision there. Tomorrow all our workers will protest, because Congress-JD(S) lost the majority so CM should resign immediately. (ANI)
  • Karnataka: Congress MLA Soumya Reddy, daughter of Ramalinga Reddy (Congress MLA who had tendered his resignation), will come to Bengaluru tomorrow and attend the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting. (ANI)

  • All Congress, JD(S) ministers resign; Cabinet reshuffle soon: The chief minister’s office said on Twitter.

  • #Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy: I don’t have any kind of anxiety about the present political development. I don’t want to discuss anything about politics. (ANI)

  • Entire cabinet including Congress and JDS ministers resign, Siddaramaiah told reporters that ministers resigned for others to be accommodated. Cabinet reshuffle will include those who are unhappy and have resigned
  • Uproar in parliament over Karnataka Political Crisis, Rajnath Singh denies BJP’s hand in attempts to topple the Congress-JDS government led by HD Kumaraswamy
  • Karnataka Minister and Independent MLA Nagesh resigns from his minister post, says he will extend support to BJP now.
  • Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says his party will raise the Karnataka issue in Parliament but we ‘won’t reveal our weapons,’ reports ANI. He said that ‘it is clear that BJP is a ‘poacher’ party.’

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