Cong-JDS scramble to save Govt as exodus continues, BJP demands CM’s resignation

BENGALURU: Fighting hard to save one of its few state governments, Congress along with its ally JDS on Monday went on a fire-fighting exercises following a rebellion by a section of MLAs with Ministers from both the parties quitting ‘voluntarily’ to induct dissidents in the cabinet.

The crisis staring at the 13-month old Government after over a dozen MLAs of the ruling combine quit Saturday deepened with two Ministers and Independent MLAs — H Nagesh and R Shankar — resigning from the ministry and withdrawing their support to the coalition.

Incidentally, the two were inducted into the wobbly ministry last month after a fresh bout of dissidence and to prevent them from siding with the BJP.

The issue echoed in Parliament where the Government denied any role in the political turmoil even as Congress accused it of hatching a conspiracy. (AGENCIES)


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