Bengaluru, July 7: A high level between Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and senior Congress leaders to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the state is currently underway at Taj West End hotel in Bengaluru. Senior Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) leader HD Dewe Gowda and Deputy CM G Parmeshwara are also present at the meeting. Kumaraswamy cut short his United States’ visit and returned home on Sunday after 11 MLAs of Congress-JDS alliance submitted their resignation on July 6.
Earlier in the day, Karnataka Irrigation Minister DK Shivakumar also met Gowda at his residence. Meanwhile, Former CM Siddaramaiah has called a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on July 9. All the Congress MLAs are asked to attend the meeting. Karnataka Govt Crisis: 'Clear Picture' After July 12, Says Congress as It Attempts to Pacify Rebels.
On Sunday, Senior Congress leader Malikkarjun Kharge accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of toppling the alliance government in the state. He said, “Government should run as per Constitution. It is a constitutionally elected government in Karnataka. They (BJP) are destabilising it.” However, Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly BS Yeddyurappa denied the involvement of the saffron party in the political crisis.
On Saturday, 11 rebel MLAs of Congress-JDS alliance submitted their resignation to the speaker of the Karnataka Assembly. Till now, 13 MLAs of the alliance had resigned. After submitting resignations 10 MLAs arrived at Mumbai’s Sofitel Hotel. However, other three rebel legislators Ramalinga Reddy, ST Somashekar and Munirathna stayed behind.