New Delhi: After two more Congress MLAs namely K Sudhakar and MTB Nagaraj quit in Karnataka, the Congress meeting in Bengaluru came to an end on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “Next course of action…lot of action is coming up. These meetings are going to continue.” Also Read - 7 Best Things To Do When in Coorg- The Scotland of India
According to reports, the rebel MLAs stationed at a Mumbai hotel had sort police protection in view of ‘threat to their lives’ with senior coalition government leaders arriving in the city to mediate. Also Read - Karnataka Agriculture Minister Takes COVID-19 Vaccine at Home, Centre Seeks Report
On the other hand, 13-month-old HD Kumaraswamy government, which remained on the edge was asked to prove its majority in the Assembly on July 17 by Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar who refused on Tuesday to accept resignations of all the 13 Congress and JD-S legislators. Also Read - Coronavirus: 5 States Witness Spurt in Cases in 24 Hours, Maharashtra Extends Lockdown in 2 Districts | Key Points
With suspended lawmaker R. Roshan Baig quitting, the number of Congress lawmakers who have resigned has gone up to 12. Three JD-S MLAs also resigned. Besides them, one legislator of regional party KPJP and an Independent, have also quit as ministers and withdrawn their support to the Kumaraswamy government.
The Speaker, however, refused to accept the resignations of the Congress and JD-S members, saying eight of them were not in the prescribed format and five others needed to explain why their action did not fall under the purview of the anti-defection law.