Karnataka MLAs’ resignation: Kumaraswamy’s arrival in Bengaluru imminent; tight security at HAL airport
Chief minister Kumaraswamy is expected to arrive in Bengaluru shortly and attend the JD(S) party meeting to take a decision based on recent developments
Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy is expected to arrive in Bengaluru shortly. He will be received at HAL airport, where tight security has been deployed.
Chief minister Kumaraswamy rushed to Bengaluru from the US following the resignation of 12 MLAs from the coalition government on July 6.
With the survival of government at stake, Kumaraswamy will hold an emergency meeting as soon as he arrives. The JD(S) leaders will be joined by HD Deve Gowda.
Meanwhile, the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) is also meeting to discuss the future course of action, if the resignations are accepted.
Speaker Ramesh Kumar will announce his decision on the resignations on Tuesday. If the resignations are accepted the coalition government will lose majority.
Reportedly, the BJP will also look to take its 105 MLAs to a resort as an option, if there are any developments in the state, which may give rise to an attempt by the Congress to poach BJP MLAs.
Meanwhile, the 10 disgruntled MLAs who are among those who quit on July 6 are staying at a five-star luxury Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai. They are also holding meetings to decide their future course of action.