Karnataka's Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government, on the verge of losing its majority after 14 exits, won a breather on Tuesday as Speaker Ramesh Kumar decided that the resignations were not in order. None of the lawmakers had met him, Mr Kumar told the Governor in a letter. While this buys the ruling coalition a little more time, more exits may be inevitable. A dozen Congress lawmakers skipped a meeting today despite compulsory attendance. Three of them called in sick.