Bengaluru: In a bid to save the year-old coalition government, Karnataka Congress ministers including Deputy CM G Parameshwara have resigned. Parameshwara had earlier said that if the party asks them, all of them would resign to accommodate rebel MLAs.
Karnataka Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah: All 22 Karnataka Congress ministers have resigned pic.twitter.com/7ab1XHjP7R— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2019
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BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje outside BS Yeddyurappa's residence in Bengaluru: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy should resign immediately. He has lost the majority. Congress MLAs have already resigned. He should make way for another govt. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/hu2BvFrtaN— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2019
Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara and all other Congress ministers have quit to accommodate disgruntled MLAs.
In the 34-member cabinet, 22 are Congress Ministers, including Parameshwara, while 10 belong to the coalition ally Janata Dal-Secular, including Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and one from the regional outfit KPJP and an Independent.
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Independent MLA Nagesh resigns
In his resignation, Nagesh expressed willingness to extend support to the BJP in case it stakes claim to form the government in Karnataka.
"I have already withdrawn my support to the government headed by Shri HD Kumaraswamy. I would further by this letter unequivocally state that I would extend my support to the government of Bharatiya Janata Party if called for by your good self," he says.
Karnataka Minister and Independent MLA Nagesh resigns from his minister post pic.twitter.com/sJ16ougRoK— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2019
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