A bus, carrying JDS MLAs, leaving from Taj West End hotel. (File Photo: ANI)
New Delhi :
Amid the ongoing crisis in Karnataka, 14 lawmakers of the ruling Congress-JDS government in Karnataka on Monday left their Mumbai hotel and shifted to Goa, the coastal state.
The MLAs, including 10 of Congress, two of JDS and one independent and one of Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP), left for Goa in the evening and are being accompanied by Mohit Bhartiya, president of the Mumbai BJP Yuva Morcha, sources said.
Maharashtra BJP legislator Prasad Lad said the 14 MLAs left the luxury hotel in suburban Bandra where they were put up, at 5 pm. They are expected to stay at a resort in Goa, sources said.
Twelve MLAs arrived in Mumbai on Saturday evening and two had reached Mumbai on Monday.
Meanwhile, JDS lawmakers have been taken to Golfshire, Nandi hills road in Devanahalli. The have been shifted from Taj West End hotel.
Karnataka's year-old Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government is on the brink of collapse after the spate of resignations by the MLAs.
The coalition has 118 MLAs in the 224-member Assembly. 13 MLAs as of now have submitted their resignations. Of the 13, there are ten Congress legislators and three from the JD(S). If the resignations are accepted, Congress-JDS numbers would reduce to 105. Out of which the grand old party will have 71 legislators including the speaker while the JDS will be left with 35 legislators including the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has 105 MLAs in the House.
In latest developments, Independent MLA Nagesh announced his resignation from Kumaraswamy government and extended support to BJP. This helps the BJP to reach 106 figure one seat ahead of the coalition government owing if the resignations are accepted.