Karnataka;11/7/19:The BJP Legislature Party Karnataka will meet in Bengaluru today to discuss the situation arising out of spate of resignations by congress and JD(S) MLAs.
The party lawmakers are also expected to work out strategies in case the HD Kumaraswamy government collapses.
A delegation of BJP leaders met Governor Vajubhai Vala at Raj Bhawan yesterday and sought his intervention for a floor test in the assembly as according the party the Kumaraswamy government has lost the majority.
The Supreme court will hear a petition today filed by rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs alleging that Karnataka assembly speaker has been deliberately not accepting their resignations.
Counsel for rebel MLAs told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that these lawmakers have already resigned from their membership of the assembly and wanted to contest fresh elections.
Meanwhile, the political crisis in the state has further deepened after two more Congress MLAs MTB Nagaraj and K Sudhakar submitted their resignation to the Assembly Speaker yesterday. With this, the number of rebels has gone up to 18.
The Karnataka Government has called a cabinet meeting today.