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  • 10:01 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: Commenting on the meeting of Congress leaders in Bengaluru, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “State after state, opposition Govt are being toppled and Govt of India is using Governors for this. From Arunachal Pradesh to Karnataka, Governors side with defectors and help them in coming out of Congress. We appeal to the nation to rise to the occasion to save this democracy.”

  • 9:58 PM IST

  • 9:45 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: The road trip to Goa by MLAs, 10 of the Congress, two of the JD(S) and two Independents who were accompanied by Mumbai BJP Yuva Morcha president Mohit Bhartiya was cancelled.

  • 8:56 PM IST

  • 8:32 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: A meeting of Congress leaders is underway in Bengaluru. KC Venugopal, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Siddaramaiah, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Mallikarjun Kharge, Eshwar Khandre and Zameer Ahmad among other Congress leaders are present.

  • 7:31 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: BJP MLA Arvind Limbavali added, “High-level BJP delegation is going to meet Governor of Karnataka at 1 PM. We want immediate intervention of the Governor. We will decide further course of action after tomorrow’s meetings with Governor and Speaker.”

  • 7:29 PM IST

  • 7:17 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar is likely to meet the rebel Karnataka MLAs at Mumbai on July 10.

  • 7:16 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: Rebel Congress MLA BC Patil’s resignation is not yet accepted by Karnataka Assembly Speaker. He was quoted by Indian Express as saying, “We will go to Bangalore to meet Assembly Speaker and to give our resignations again. We will take a call of going to Bangalore after Speaker communicates to us officially.”

New Delhi: As the Karnataka political crisis entered its fourth day, all eyes were set on the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting which took place at the Vidhana Soudha on Tuesday. The CLP meeting convened by former CM Siddaramaiah provided a clear picture to the JD(S)-Congress coalition leaders. Congress leader KC Venugopal and Dinesh Gundu Rao were also present in the meeting.

According to the party circular, all Congress MLAs were asked to attend the meeting. The grand old party had said that strict action will be taken against MLAs who miss the meeting.

Besides CLP meeting, the rebel Congress MLAs, who resigned on Saturday, were likely to fly back to Bengaluru to meet the Speaker and insist on their resignations being accepted. Reports claimed that they have ruled out changing their decision to quit.

Earlier on Monday, two Independent MLAs had resigned from the HD Kumaraswamy Cabinet and extended support to the BJP, reducing the Karnataka coalition government to a minority.

In a bid to save the 13-month-old Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka,  the two parties later asked all their ministers to resign to pave the way for reconstitution of the Cabinet to accommodate the disgruntled and rebel MLAs. All 22 Congress and 9 JD(S) ministers submitted their resignations.

“Our ministers have voluntarily resigned to help save the government. We will try to accommodate those MLAs who have resigned & interested to be the ministers. We will reshuffle the Cabinet keeping regional aspirations & social obligations in mind. I, on behalf of Congress party, request all those who have resigned to reconsider their decision & strengthen our government.”

The Chief Minister’s Office, in an official statement also said a Cabinet reshuffle would happen soon. CM Kumaraswamy, who returned from his 10-day long US trip Sunday, assured his government would survive and that there was no need to worry.

Rajeev Gowda, a state Congress leader from Karnataka, claimed that UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi had said she is ‘very very confident’ that things will be back to normal in a couple of days.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, on the other hand, said that it had the numbers to stake a claim to the government.“Two Independent MLAs met the Governor and gave the letter that they’ll support BJP, now we’re 105 + 2 = 107. Even when they’ve lost the majority, Kumaraswamy is speaking like that, people are observing everything. Let us see & wait.”