Karnataka politicial crisis | BJP to seek Governor’s intervention

Party leaders to protest today demanding CM’s resignation

The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to seek Governor Vajubhai Vala’s intervention in the political uncertainty following resignations by 14 MLAs and withdrawal of support to the government by two Independent members.

A decision to this effect was taken at the BJP legislature party meeting in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, BJP State general secretary Arvind Limbavali said a high-level delegation of the party would meet the Governor on Wednesday to seek his intervention and to convince him that the coalition government has lost majority.


He said the legislature party meeting had also decided to stage a protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the Vidhana Soudha premises on Wednesday demanding Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy’s resignation. He said the party delegation would also meet Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar and appeal to him to take a call on accepting the resignations at the earliest as the legislature session is set to start within a few days.

Meanwhile, the BJP has again called a legislature party meeting on Wednesday to take stock of developments. According to sources in the party, the meeting is nothing but a flock-keeping exercise to keep a tab on the movement of its legislators to prevent them from being wooed by the coalition. This is the third time that the BJP legislature party is meeting in the last three days.

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