Karnataka MLAs, including 10 of the Congress, two of the JD(S) and two Independents, left for Goa in the evening and are being accompanied by Mohit Bhartiya, president of the Mumbai BJP Yuva Morcha, sources said.
Mumbai: 14 MLAs of the ruling JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka, on Monday, left for Goa as the scene of action on the fate of the Kumaraswamy-led regime shifted to the coastal state.
The MLAs, including 10 of the Congress, two of the JD(S) and two Independents, left for Goa in the evening and are being accompanied by Mohit Bhartiya, president of the Mumbai BJP Yuva Morcha, sources said.
Maharashtra BJP legislator Prasad Lad said the 14 MLAs left the luxury hotel in suburban Bandra where they were put up, at 5 pm. They are expected to stay at a resort in Goa, sources said.
12 MLAs arrived in Mumbai on Saturday evening and two had reached Mumbai on Monday.
Karnataka's year-old Congress-JD(S) coalition government is on the brink of collapse after the spate of resignations by the MLAs.
The Karnataka Assembly has 225 members, including one nominated MLA. The halfway mark in the 225-member assembly is 113.
Before the latest spate of resignations, the Congress had 78 MLAs, the JD(S) 37 and the BJP 105. The Congress-JD(S) coalition effectively had the support of 119 MLAs in an Assembly where the halfway mark was 113.
The Speaker Ramesh Kumar will announce his decision on the status of resignation letters today (July 8).
Earlier on July 7, independent candidate H Nagesh resigned as minister from Karnataka Cabinet and left Bengaluru to join rebel MLAs who had quit on July 6 in Mumbai. Soon after reaching Mumbai, he accompanied them to Goa.
Meanwhile, in Karnataka, all ministers from Congress and JD(S) have resigned from their posts and the Cabinet will be reshuffled. In the wake of this development, former chief minister, Congress leader Siddaramaiah has requested the rebel MLAs who had quit to come back and promised them ministries.
* With inputs from PTI
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