Karnataka:10/7/19:The political crisis in Karnataka further deepens today as two more MLAs M T B Nagaraj and Dr. K Sudhakar from Congress submitted their resignation letters to the Speaker.
With this, the number of Congress and JD(S) MLAs who have submitted their resignation letters has gone up to 16.
Speaking to media persons, Speaker Ramesh Kumar has said that the process to accept the resignation cannot be speeded up as he has to follow the due procedure. He asked the MLAs whose resignation letters were not found in the right format to resubmit their resignation letters for him to consider.
Meanwhile, in Mumbai Karnataka Minister D. K Shivakumar and his colleagues from Maharashtra Congress Milind Deora and Naseem Khan were detained today by the police outside the hotel where rebel MLAs are putting up amid high drama and deepening uncertainty about the future of Karnataka’s ruling coalition.
Shivakumar, the Congress’ troubleshooter, had been camping outside the Renaissance Hotel in Powai since morning, determined to meet the rebel MLAs in a desperate bid to pull the Congress-JD(S) government from the brink of collapse.
Former Union Minister Deora and former Maharashtra minister Khan who had come to meet him were also detained.