11 Karnataka Coalition Lawmakers Resign, Government In Crisis: Highlights

Eight Congress lawmakers and three from the Janata Dal Secular or JDS have submitted their resignations to the speaker, in a move that could spell trouble for the coalition.

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11 Karnataka Coalition Lawmakers Resign, Government In Crisis: Highlights

Three JDS legislators met the state assembly speaker in Karnataka

New Delhi: 

Several lawmakers from the Karnataka coalition government have reached the office of the state assembly speaker. Eight Congress lawmakers and three from the Janata Dal Secular or JDS have submitted their resignations to the speaker, in a move that could spell trouble for the coalition. The coalition government's numbers will fall to 105 in the assembly where the majority mark is 116.

Karnataka Congress minister DK Shivakumar however said that none of the lawmakers will resign. "I had come to meet the MLAs," he said after meeting the Congress and JDS legislators at the Speaker's office. Mr Shivakumar is a trouble shooter for the Congress.

"I have come to submit my resignation to speaker. I don't know about my daughter (Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy), she is an independent woman," Congress legislator Ramalinga Reddy told news agency ANI. "I am not going to blame anyone in the party or the high command. I somewhere feel I was being neglected over some issues. That is why I have taken this decision," he added.

Here are the Highlights over the crisis in Karnataka:


Jul 06, 2019
21:17 (IST)
Read Here: Karnataka Congress JDS Coalition On The Brink After 11 MLAs Give Resignations: 10 Facts
The Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition government in Karnataka appears to be teetering on the edge with 11 lawmakers resigning, while Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is still in the US on holiday. Eight Congress and three Janata Dal Secular legislators submitted their resignations to the speaker this evening, while he was not in office. The legislators then also met the governor at the Raj Bhavan before flying out to Mumbai. If the resignations are accepted, the coalition will be close to collapse.
Jul 06, 2019
20:39 (IST)
Read Here: Karnataka Crisis: "Yes, I Tore Up Resignation Letters": Karnataka Congress's DK Shivakumar
Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar, the chief troubleshooter of the Congress in the state, on Saturday put up a brave face and said there was still time to salvage the crisis unfolding for the coalition government after 11 legislators announced they had resigned.
Jul 06, 2019
19:27 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: Rebel lawmakers flying to Goa on "special flight"

Amid a political crisis for the ruling coalition in Karnataka on Saturday, dissident lawmakers belonging to Congress and JD-S coalition, were being flown to Goa.

BC Patil, one of the Congress MLAs who resigned on Saturday, told reporters that the legislators from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular)-JDS were being taken to Goa.

"MLAs are flying to Goa on a special flight," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The rebel lawmakers arrived at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) airport from where they will be taken to Goa on a special flight.

Congress has rushed its Karnataka in-charge KC Venugopal to Bengaluru to take stock of the situation. The party has dubbed the dissident action as part of "Operation Kamala" under which a BJP govenment is sought to be formed.
Jul 06, 2019
19:23 (IST)
BREAKING: Congress on Karnataka rebellion: MODI means Mischievously Orchestrated Defections in India

MODI means Mischievously Orchestrated Defections in India, said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala. Mr Surjewala was hitting out at the BJP after the 11 lawmakers in Karnataka submitted their resignations to the assembly speaker.
Jul 06, 2019
18:27 (IST)
"Will definitely explore constitutional provisions to form next government": BS Yeddyurappa

"We are closely watching political developments in Karnataka. One thing I can say is that people are not ready for elections. Elections are a burden on state exchequer. If situation arises we'll definitely explore constitutional provisions to form next government," said BS Yeddyurappa.
Jul 06, 2019
18:24 (IST)
"At present the Karnataka government is safe," says HK Kumaraswamy, state JDS chief

"They've put their resignations at office of Speaker, he'll take decision at an appropriate time. At present the government is safe, it's safe now. They will come back to us, no one will go," HK Kumaraswamy, Karnataka state JDS chief was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Jul 06, 2019
18:18 (IST)
Read Here: DK Shivakumar Tore Resignation Letters In Speaker Office: BS Yeddyurappa
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday lashed out at Congress party's chief troubleshooter in the state DK Shivakumar as he made efforts to contain the fallout from the resignations of several legislators that spelled fresh trouble for the government.
Jul 06, 2019
18:17 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: "Not going to react anything," says HD Deve Gowda

"I'm not going to react anything, I have not spoken anything to anybody. I'm only holding my party workers meeting just to prepare ourselves for the corporation polls," said former PM and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda.
Jul 06, 2019
18:15 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: "Figment of your imagination," JDS lawmaker on 'Operation Lotus'

 JD(S) lawmaker AH Vishwanath accused the coalition government led by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy of failing in its duty and denied that the BJP was behind the revolt.

"The government failed to coordinate with the MLAs...and take them along. It has also failed to live up to the expectations of the people," he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

On the charge that the BJP was trying to destabilise the government through "Operation Lotus (BJP's poll symbol)", he said it is "a figment of your imagination".

"There is no BJP angle to it. We are all seniors. No operation can happen...we are resigning voluntarily against the apathy of the government," he said.
Jul 06, 2019
17:44 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: "Don't want to react on anything": Karnataka minister HD Revanna

"We have seen these kind of situations, we don't want to react on anything," Karnataka minister HD Revanna was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Jul 06, 2019
17:08 (IST)
"Not influenced by 'Operation Lotus'," says H Vishwanath

"We've resigned voluntarily. We are not influenced by any 'Operation Kamala'," says JDS' H Vishwanath, one of the lawmakers who resigned.
Jul 06, 2019
17:04 (IST)
"Governor assured us of decision on Tuesday," said JDS' H Vishwanath

"We have submitted resignation to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker. He assured us he will take a decision by Tuesday. This government did not take everyone into confidence in its functioning. That's why we've resigned voluntarily today," said JDS' H Vishwanath
Jul 06, 2019
16:59 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: "14 lawmakers from Congress-JDS coalition have resigned," claims H Vishwanath

"Today 14 lawmakers from the coalition, from the Congress and JDS, have resigned. We have given our resignation to the office. We have brought this to the notice of the governor as well. We urge that our resignations be accepted," says H Vishwanath, who was removed as JDS state president two days ago.
Jul 06, 2019
16:53 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: 11 lawmakers who resigned hold press conference

11 lawmakers who resigned hold press conference

Jul 06, 2019
16:43 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: 3 lawmakers, who quit and were with Congress minister DK Shivakumar, left for Raj Bhavan

The three lawmakers who were with Congress minister DK Shivakumar have left for the governor's house.
Jul 06, 2019
16:19 (IST)
"DK Shivakumar tore resignation letters of some of the MLAs inside the speaker's office," says BS Yeddyurappa

"People are watching the way DK Shivakumar is behaving. He tore resignation letters of some of the MLAs inside the Speaker's office, who had went to resign, it is condemnable," said BJP's BS Yeddyurappa
Jul 06, 2019
16:17 (IST)

Karnataka Minister & Congress leader DK Shivakumar at his official residence with rebel Congress lawmakers Ramalinga Reddy, ST Somashekar, & Byrathi Basavaraj.
Jul 06, 2019
16:09 (IST)
Karnataka Coalition Government Crisis: "I had to pick up my daughter. I'll see them (lawmakers) on Monday," said Karnataka speaker

"I had to pick up my daughter so went home. told my office to take resignations. Tomorrow is leave, so I'll see them on Monday," Karnataka's speaker was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Jul 06, 2019
16:05 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: Omar Abdullah tweets saying "looks like it's curtains for another non-BJP state government"

"Looks like it's curtains for another non-BJP state government. Can't say this wasn't expected. Most observers saw this coming a mile away," said Omar Abdullah in a tweet.
Jul 06, 2019
16:00 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: "BS Yeddyurappa will be chief minister if new government is formed," says DV Sadananda Gowda

"BS Yeddyurappa will be the Chief Minister if a new Government is formed (in Karnataka)," BJP's DV Sadananda Gowda was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Jul 06, 2019
15:59 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: "We are ready to form the government," says BJP's Sadananda Gowda

"Governor is the supreme authority, As per the constitutional mandate if he calls us, certainly we are ready to form the government. We are the single largest party, we have got 105 people with us," BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Jul 06, 2019
15:46 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: 3 of the lawmakers are in talks with Karnataka Congress minister DK Shivakumar

Congress' troubleshooter, minister DK Shivakumar is in talks with three of the lawmakers who quit.
Jul 06, 2019
15:42 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: BJP says it has nothing to do with the resignation of the lawmakers

The BJP, which has 105 legislators, says the party has nothing to do with the walkout by the Congress legislators - and says if the government falls, the BJP should be invited to form government.

"Congress-JDS coalition has been rejected by people of Karnataka. Despite their coalition in Lok Sabha polls, BJP won a massive mandate. It clearly shows the mood of people. MLAs certainly seem to be facing brunt of public anger against coalition," said the BJP's GVL Narasimha Rao.
Jul 06, 2019
15:41 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: "I am not going to blame anyone in the party or the high command," says Congress legislator Ramalinga Reddy

"I have come to submit my resignation to speaker. I don't know about my daughter (Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy), she is an independent woman," Congress legislator Ramalinga Reddy told news agency ANI. "I am not going to blame anyone in the party or the high command. I somewhere feel I was being neglected over some issues. That is why I have taken this decision," he added.
Jul 06, 2019
15:40 (IST)
Karnataka Crisis: 5 JDS, 3 Congress lawmakers who quit, meet Governor

5 of the JDS lawmakers and 3 from the Congress, have met the Governor.
Jul 06, 2019
15:29 (IST)
Read Here: "Nobody Will Resign": Congress Troubleshooter Amid Crisis In Karnataka
The Congress-Janata Dal coalition government in Karnataka appears to be teetering on the edge with nearly a dozen lawmakers threatening to quit on Saturday, while Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is still in the US on holiday. Eight Congress and three Janata Dal Secular legislators are at the office of the state assembly speaker, reportedly to submit their resignation. If these legislators do quit, the coalition may lose its majority.
Jul 06, 2019
15:28 (IST)
Read Here: Karnataka Government In Crisis, 11 Lawmakers Submit Resignations: Report
In big trouble for the coalition government in Karnataka, eight Congress and three Janata Dal Secular legislators have submitted their resignations to the office of the Speaker in his absence, news agency ANI has reported. Six of these legislators have now gone to the Governor's office.
Jul 06, 2019
15:28 (IST)
11 Karnataka lawmakers of coalition government have submitted resignation, says Karnataka Speaker's office, quoted by news agency PTI

11 legislators of Congress-JD(S) ruling alliance in Karnataka have submitted resignation at my office, Karnataka Speaker's Office was quoted as saying by news agency PTI
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