Here are the latest developments on Karnataka MLAs’ resignation. As CM Kumaraswamy is expected to arrive shortly, MLAs and disgruntled leaders are holding separate meetings to discuss future course of action
Bengaluru: Following the political developments in Karnataka, chief minister Kumaraswamy is rushing to Bengaluru from the US. He has reached New Delhi and is expected to reach Bengaluru around 7 pm, today (July 7).
Tight security has been arranged around HAL airport where Kumaraswamy is expected to land and entry to media is also banned.
Ahead of chief minister Kumaraswamy's arrival, Congress and disgruntled MLAs, who had quit on July 6, are conducting separate meetings to discuss the future course of action.
On July 16, 12 MLAs resigned from their posts and out of them 10 left to a five-star luxury Sofitel Hotel in the upscale Bandra-Kurla Complex, in Mumbai. MLAs Ramalinga Reddy and Muniratna stayed back in Bengaluru.
Ahead of a likely fall of the coalition government, Karnataka Congress in-charge KC Venugopal is in Bengaluru, to take stock of the situation and try to sort out problems.
But leaders of JD(S) and Congress have started the blame game and are trying to hold Siddaramaiah and HD Revanna responsible for the unfolding of events.
The chief minister is expected to hold a joint meeting of the two parties and is likely to announce his decision.
Meanwhile, top leaders of the BJP have asked all the party MLAs to stay put in Bengaluru. In case there is any other development, the BJP MLAs are likely to be taken to a resort to keep them safe from poaching by the coalition government.
The Speaker will announce his decision on his stand on the resignation letters on Tuesday (July 9).
There is also speculation that senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge might be appointed as the new chief minister and Ramalinga Reddy has been touted as a prospective deputy chief minister.
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Last Updated Jul 7, 2019, 6:27 PM IST