Karnataka Political Crisis Highlights: BJP Plans Protests In Karnataka Amid Ruling Coalition Turmoil

Karnataka Crisis Updates: On Sunday, HD Deve Gowda held a string of meetings with leaders of his party as well as the Congress.

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Karnataka Political Crisis Highlights: BJP Plans Protests In Karnataka Amid Ruling Coalition Turmoil

Congress lawmakers arrive for breakfast at G Parameshwara's home

New Delhi: 

Even as the Congress and JDS held separate meetings in a bid to save their coalition government in Karnataka, another lawmaker has handed in his resignation today. H Nagesh, an independent lawmaker, said he was withdrawing his support to the ruling coalition in his resignation letter. He has also written to the Governor extending his support to the BJP. There are reports that two more lawmakers are ready to exit. Congress ministers today met at G Parameshwara's home while HD Deve Gowda called a meeting of top JDS leaders at his home.

Here are the Highlights of the Karnataka Political Crisis:


Jul 08, 2019
20:38 (IST)
Congress leaders KC Venugopal, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Siddaramaiah, G Parameshwara, MB Patil and Eshwara Khandre hold a meeting at an undisclosed location, with legal advisers to discuss about the further action against the legislators who have resigned, reports news agency ANI.
Jul 08, 2019
20:23 (IST)
A bus, carrying JD(S) legislators, arrives at Prestige Golfshire Club, Nandi hills road in Devanahalli in Karnataka, reports news agency ANI. They were earlier staying at Taj West End hotel.
Jul 08, 2019
20:22 (IST)
BJP's BS Yeddyurappa says: "Two independent MLAs met the Governor and gave a letter that they will support the BJP... now we are 105 plus 2 i.e 107. Even when they have lost majority, Kumaraswamy is speaking like that, people are observing everything. Let us see and wait." 

His comment came after Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that the "government will run smoothly."
Jul 08, 2019
20:19 (IST)
Arvind Limbavali, BJP legislator, tells news agency ANI: "There is drought and infrastructure issues here (in Karnataka) since last 1 year. During Congress government here no development was done. Today's meeting was called to discuss the issues to be taken up in the assembly session which begins on 12 July."
Jul 08, 2019
20:19 (IST)
Karnataka legislator Roshan Baig tells ANI: "I am hurt by the way Congress party treated me, I will resign from my legislator post and join the BJP."
Jul 08, 2019
18:05 (IST)
A second independent MLA has quit the Karnataka government
Jul 08, 2019
17:52 (IST)
Congress workers are protesting outside the Mumbai hotel where the rebel lawmakers from Karnataka are staying

Jul 08, 2019
14:06 (IST)
In a series of tweets, Congress leader Siddaramaiah hit out at the BJP for allegedly attempting to destabilize the government in Karnataka. He also requested the rebel lawmakers to reconsider their decision to resign
Jul 08, 2019
13:33 (IST)
Shiv Sena in its editorial mouthpiece Saamana today said that the downfall of Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka was predicted 13 months back, the day it was formed. Read more here
Jul 08, 2019
13:16 (IST)
Rajnath Singh, in parliament, says BJP "has nothing to do with" Karnataka crisis as ruling coalition struggles to survive. Read more here
Jul 08, 2019
13:15 (IST)
Twenty one Congress ministers have voluntarily resigned: Siddaramaiah
Jul 08, 2019
12:44 (IST)
H Nagesh has extended his support to BJP

Jul 08, 2019
11:44 (IST)
In a bid to save the coalition government, state ministers have reportedly been asked to be prepared to quit to make room for the rebel lawmakers who handed in their resignations on Saturday
Jul 08, 2019
11:39 (IST)
There are reports of two more exits, including that of Congress's Soumya Reddy quitting -- daughter of former Karnataka minister Ramalinga Reddy.
Jul 08, 2019
11:37 (IST)
HD Kumaraswamy has reached G Parameshwara's home for the meeting
Jul 08, 2019
11:30 (IST)
In his resignation letter to the Karnataka Governor, H Nagesh said he withdraws his support to the HD Kumaraswamy government
Jul 08, 2019
11:25 (IST)
Independent lawmaker and cabinet minister H Nagesh has tendered his resignation
Jul 08, 2019
10:42 (IST)
Karnataka Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah and Ministers UT Khader, Shivashankara Reddy, Venkataramanappa, Jayamala, MB Patil, Krishna Byre Gowda, Rajshekar Patil, Rajshekar Patil and DK Shivakumar have reached Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara's residence for the breakfast meeting: ANI
Jul 08, 2019
09:47 (IST)
Former prime minister and JDS veteran HD Deve Gowda, Congress leaders Siddaramaiah, KC Venugopal and DK Shivakumar attended the meeting with Mr Kumaraswamy at a five star hotel in Bengaluru. The Congress and Janata Dal Secular held a series of meetings since morning to consider the possibility of saving the government after 11 legislators from the ruling coalition resigned on Saturday.

Jul 08, 2019
09:44 (IST)
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, back in India after a private visit to the US, launched straight into damage control measures, with a meeting of top leaders of the ruling Congress-Janata Dal Secular (JDS) alliance. Sources close to him said at least some of the rebel lawmakers of the ruling coalition, who resigned over the last week, bringing the government to the verge of collapse, may return to the fold. Through the day, his father HD Deve Gowda held a string of meetings with leaders of his party as well as the Congress. If the resignation of all 13 lawmakers is accepted, the government of the Congress and JDS which has a wafer-thin majority, could collapse.

Jul 08, 2019
09:42 (IST)
Adjournment Motion in Lok Sabha
Congress has given an Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha saying the BJP is trying to topple Congress-JDS government in Karnataka.
Jul 08, 2019
09:39 (IST)
Breakfast Meeting
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara: I've called a breakfast meeting of all the Ministers belonging to Congress party, to discuss the present political developments and the fallout. We know what BJP is trying to do. If need be, all of us may resign and then accommodate the MLAs.
Jul 08, 2019
09:38 (IST)
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and rebel Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy hold meeting at an undisclosed location in Bengaluru. 
Jul 08, 2019
09:35 (IST)
The BJP has said it should be invited to form a new government if the ruling coalition lacks the numbers. But it has denied the coalition's accusations of engineering the crisis. It has called a meeting of its legislature party today at 5 pm.

Jul 08, 2019
09:35 (IST)
The Congress and the JDS together have 118 members in the 224-seat state assembly, along with one BSP and one Independent member. The defections will bring its numbers down to 105 and the majority mark in the assembly from 113 to 106. The BJP also has 105 members.

Jul 08, 2019
09:35 (IST)
 Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, back in India after a private visit to the US, launched straight into damage control measures, with a meeting of top leaders of the ruling Congress-Janata Dal Secular (JDS) alliance. Sources close to him said at least some of the rebel lawmakers of the ruling coalition, who resigned over the last week, bringing the government to the verge of collapse, may return to the fold. Through the day, his father HD Deve Gowda held a string of meetings with leaders of his party as well as the Congress. If the resignation of all 13 lawmakers is accepted, the government of the Congress and JDS which has a wafer-thin majority, could collapse.
Jul 08, 2019
09:34 (IST)
Amid the ongoing crisis in Karnataka, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara has called for a breakfast meeting at his residence today.
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