As the Karnataka political turmoil continues and the Congress – JD(S) battling to save their government in the state, the main opposition party BJP in Karnataka has decided to stage a dharna , demanding the resignation of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who it claimed, has lost majority after 14 MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) quit.
The coalition has been rocked by the resignations of 14 MLAs — 11 of Congress and three of JDS. “I have held discussions with our legislators and we have decided to hold a protest in front of the Gandhi statue at 11 AM, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Kumaraswamy who has lost majority,” party state unit Chief B S Yeddyurappa told reporters .
PTI has reported that the former Chief Minister has been holding a series of meetings with party leaders at his residence since morning on the ongoing political developments and BJP’s plan of action.
According to sources, Yeddyurappa is expected to meet Governor Vajubhai Vala at the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. BJP’s protest comes a day after Congress leaders, including AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal and Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah staged a dharna in front of the Gandhi statue, accusing the party of trying to destabilize the government by undemocratic means, using money and political power.