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Karnataka politics: 10 Congress-JD(S) MLAs arrive at Mumbai's Sofitel hotel

Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar Was Not In His Office When The Legislators Went There To Submit Their Resignation, Sources Said. Later, Kumar Told Reporters In Bengaluru That 11 Legislators Submitted Their Resignation At His Office.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 07 Jul 2019, 12:22:28 AM
10 Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs arrive at Mumbai airport.

10 Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs arrive at Mumbai airport.

New Delhi:

Dealing another blow to the wobbly Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka led by HD Kumaraswamy, 11 legislators of the ruling alliance submitted their resignation at the Speaker's office on Saturday. Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar was not in his office when the legislators went there to submit their resignation, sources said. Later, Kumar told reporters in Bengaluru that 11 legislators  submitted their resignation at his office.

The MLAs who were seen at the Speaker's office include, Ramesh Jarkiholi (Gokak), Pratap Gowda Patil (Maski), Shivram Hebbar (Yellapur), Mahesh Kumathalli (Athani), B C Patil (Hirekerur), Byratibasavaraj (K R Puram), S T Soma Shekar (Yashwanthpur) and Ramalinga reddy (BTM Layout) of the Congress. The JD(S) MLAs are A H Vishwanath (Hunsur), who recently resigned as party's state chief, Narayana Gowda (K R Pet), and Gopalaiah (Mahalakshmi Layout).

Later, the legislators went to the Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Vajubhai Vala.

Karnataka political turmoil: Here’s LIVE Updates:

#8.35 pm: Mumbai: 10 Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs arrive at Sofitel hotel.

#8.05 pm: The flight carrying rebel MLAs landed in Mumbai. 

#7.35 pm: Mallikarjun Kharge: Many of the MLAs who want to leave Congress have been associated with the party for a long time. I've faith that they'll stay with us & support the party. I'm going to Bengaluru. I'll make further comments after looking at the ground situation there.

#7.28 pm: Karnataka: 10 Congress-JD(S) MLAs have left for Mumbai. 3 Congress MLAs Ramalinga Reddy, S.T. Somashekar, & Munirathna have stayed behind.

#7.10 pm: Randeep Surjewala, Congress: A new symbol of horse trading politics has emerged in the country, MODI - Mischievously Orchestrated Defections in India.

#7.09 pm: Karnataka Congress in-charge, KC Venugopal holds meeting with CLP Leader Siddaramaiah, KPCC Working President Eashwar Khandre, DK Shivakumar, DK Suresh and other leaders after some of the Congress-JD(S) MLAs submitted their resignations, today.

#7.03 pm: Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress In-charge, K.C Venugopal arrives at Karnataka Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah's residence.

#6.45 pm: Congress RR Nagar MLA Munirathna has resigned too. The assembly speaker now has received Munirathna's resignation letter. 

#6.43 pm:

#6.30 pm: 

#6.08 pm: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP: Me and my party have nothing to do with developments in other rival parties. I heard through media that Congress-JDS legislators have resigned from their Karnataka Assembly seats. I'm categorically reiterating that BJP has absolutely no say on the issue.

#6.03 pm: JD(S) leader and former PM HD Deve Gowda on Congress-JD(S) MLAs submitting their resignations: I'm not going to react anything, I have not spoken anything to anybody. I'm only holding my party workers meeting just to prepare ourselves for for the corporation polls.

#6.01 pm: HK Kumaraswamy Karnataka JDS chief on Congress-JDS MLAs submitting resignation to Speaker: They've put their resignations at office of Speaker, he'll take decision at an appropriate time. At present the government is safe, it's safe now. They will come back to us, no one will go.

#6.00 pm: DK Shivakumar Karnataka Minister on reports that he tore the resignation letters of some of the MLAs: Why should I not? Let them file a complaint, if they want to put me behind the bars, I'm ready. I have taken a very big risk.

#5.59 pm: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar on Congress-JD(S) MLAs submitting their resignations : They are telling some small stories, this is not the story to go and resign. It is shocking for all of us, I think good sense will prevail upon them.

#5.50 pm: Karnataka: Some of the JD(S)-Congress MLAs who resigned have reached HAL Airport in Bengaluru.

#5.40 pm: Karnataka Minister HD Revanna on Congress-JD(S) MLAs submitting their resignations to the Speaker: We have seen these kind of situations, we don't want to react on anything.

#5.38 pm: All rebel MLAs left from the Raj Bhawan on a Tempo Traveler towards the airport. The governor had called the police commissioner and asked him to provide security to the MLAs. The vehicle was escorted by the police.

#5.03 pm: H Vishwanath JD(S): We've resigned voluntarily. We are not influenced by any "Operation Kamala". 

#4.57 pm: H Vishwanath, JD(S): We have submitted resignation to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker. He assured us he will take a decision by Tuesday. This government did not take everyone into confidence in its functioning. That's why we've resigned voluntarily today.

#4.56 pm: H Vishwanath: In Congress-JD (S) coalition government in Karnataka, 14 MLAs have resigned against the Government till now, We also met the Governor. We wrote to speaker to accept our resignation. Coalition Government did not meet the expectations of the people of Karnataka.

#4.33 pm: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP: People are watching the way DK Shivakumar is behaving. He tore resignation letters of some of the MLAs inside the Speaker's office, who had gone* to resign, it is condemnable. 

#4.18 pm: Three Karnataka Congress MLAs ST Somashekar, Byrathi Basavaraj, and Munirathna, who had resigned, want former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to be made the Chief Minister.

#4.17 pm: Bengaluru: Rebel Congress MLAs ST Somashekar, Byrathi Basavaraj, and Munirathna arrive at Raj Bhavan.

#4.14 pm: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP: People are watching the way DK Shivakumar is behaving. He tore resignation letters of some of the MLAs inside the Speaker's office, who had went to resign, it is condemnable.

#4.07 pm: Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar at his official residence with rebel Congress MLAs Ramalinga Reddy, ST Somashekar, and Byrathi Basavaraj.

#4.06 pm: Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao is in United Kingdom. He will arrive in Bengaluru tomorrow.

#4.05 pm: DV Sadananda Gowda, BJP: BS Yeddyurappa will be the Chief Minister if a new Government is formed (in Karnataka).

#4 pm: Karnataka Congress in charge KC Venugopal is leaving for Bengaluru after 8 Congress & 3 JDS MLAs submitted their resignation.

#3.48 pm: DV Sadananda Gowda, BJP on being asked if BJP will form government in Karnataka: Governor is the supreme authority, as per the constitutional mandate if he calls us, certainly we are ready to form the government. We are the single largest party, we have got 105 people with us.

#3.47 pm: DV Sadananda Gowda, BJP on 11 Karnataka Congress-JDS MLAs submitting resignation to Speaker: They thought it's high time to come out of that party and resigned from legislators post as they felt that continuing as MLAs was not good in the larger interest of their constituency & state.

#3.13 pm: Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar: I was supposed to pick up my daughter that is why I went home, I have told my office to take resignations and give acknowledgement that 11 members resigned. Tomorrow is leave so I will see them on Monday. 

#3.05 pm: Congress-JDS MLAs BC Patil, H Vishvanath, Narayan Gowda,Shivaram Hebbar,Mahesh Kumathalli, Gopalaiah, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Pratap Gowda Patil submitted their resignations to Secretary at Speaker office.  

#2.54 pm: Bengaluru: Six Congress-JDS MLAs including BC Patil.Ramesh Jarkiholi and H. Vishwanath arrive at Raj Bhawan.

#2.53 pm: WATCH: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar leaves from Assembly along with three Congress MLAs, including Ramalinga Reddy, who were at Speaker's office. 

#2.25 pm: Congress MLA BC Patil on leaving from Karnataka assembly speaker office: Injustice has been done with my constituency and injustice with the people of North Karnataka.

#2.12 pm: GVL Narasimha Rao, BJP MP: Congress-JD(S) coalition has been rejected by people of Karnataka. Despite their coalition in Lok Sabha polls, BJP won a massive mandate. It clearly shows the mood of people. MLAs certainly seem to be facing brunt of public anger against coalition.

#2.03 pm: Karnataka State minister DK Shivakumar: Nobody will resign, I had come to meet them(8 Congress& 3 JDS MLAs who had reached Assembly speaker office)

# 1.51 pm: Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy: I am not going to blame anyone in the party or the high command. I somewhere feel I was being neglected over some issues. That is why I have taken this decision.

#1.50 pm: Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy: I have come to submit my resignation to speaker. I don't know about my daughter(Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy), she is an independent woman.

#1.37 pm: Karnataka: Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and State minister DK Shivakumar have called an emergency meeting of Congress Bengaluru MLAs and Corporators later today after 8 Congress& 3 JDS MLAs reached Assembly speaker office.

 #1.10 pm: Bengaluru: Five Congress MLAs and three JDS MLAs, including Ramesh Jarkiholi,H Vishwanath, Pratap Gowda Patil arrive to meet Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.

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First Published : 07 Jul 2019, 12:22:28 AM