Congress, JD(S) offer mantri posts to rebels

BENGALURU: In a last-ditch bid to save the coalition government in Karnataka, which is floundering after the resignation of 10 Congress and three JD(S) MLAs, leaders of both the parties made frantic efforts to reach out to the rebels on Sunday, offering to make most of them ministers and promising “generous funds” to their constituencies.…

Congress, JD(S) offer mantri posts to rebels

BENGALURU: In a final-ditch advise to set aside the coalition executive in Karnataka, which is floundering after the resignation of 10 Congress and three JD(S) MLAs, leaders of every the events made frantic efforts to succeed in out to the rebels on Sunday, offering to assemble most of them ministers and promising “generous funds” to their constituencies. The rebels, nonetheless, rejected the offer.

Chief minister

HD Kumaraswamy

, who returned to Bengaluru on Sunday evening from a non-public day out to the US, is all position to name an emergency cabinet meeting on Monday where he’s predicted to search the resignation of a couple of ministers to assemble manner for the rebels. Water sources minister and Congress strongman DK Shivakumar declared himself the first volunteer: “I’m ready to resign if that can set aside this executive.”

Ten of the disgruntled MLAs, who gather checked right into a luxurious hotel in Mumbai since Saturday evening, rejected the offer outright. They stated the final three MLAs too would join them on Monday and there change into no query of going encourage on their resolution. One amongst the rebels, Prathap Gouda Patil, stated the future route “change into obvious”, all 13 MLAs would join BJP.

With Speaker KR Ramesh scheduled to cast off within the resignations on Tuesday, Congress moved to set aside down the ideal line.


has convened a gathering of the Congress Legislature Celebration (CLP) on Tuesday at 9.30 am and a whip is seemingly to be issued to all MLAs, at the side of the rebels. The transfer change into to lure the rebels legally so their defiance would gather consequences, a Congress MLA stated. “Strict action will be taken against MLAs who discontinue no longer again the meeting,” Siddaramaiah warned in a letter sent to all birthday celebration MLAs. JD(S) is also seemingly to name a legislature birthday celebration meeting soon.

Each and each events are expected to pack off their MLAs to hotels after the conferences to forestall


are trying by BJP. The saffron birthday celebration, on the different hand, is searching its legislature birthday celebration meeting at 5 pm on Monday at a five-essential particular person hotel attain Yelahanka. BJP is believed to assemble booked 30 rooms for its 105 MLAs, who will be asked to discontinue establish there for a couple of days to ward off any “counter-poaching” attempts.

BJP, nonetheless, maintained that it had no position to play within the most recent disaster. “We’re no longer going to meet the governor. We can no longer sleep for the speaker’s resolution on Tuesday,” squawk birthday celebration president BS Yeddyurappa stated.

Disregarding BJP’s claims, senior Congressman Mallikarjun Kharge stated, “Many of the revolt Congress-JD(S) MLAs gather no longer long past to Mumbai of their very be pleased free will. Some of them are in contact with our MLAs and they are able to come encourage.” Accusing BJP of employing identical tactics in 10 other states, he stated, “But for BJP, how may well possibly possibly the revolt MLAs gather organized for a distinctive flight to Mumbai? Assemble our rebels gather so great money?”

Kharge, AICC regular secretary and Karnataka in-charge KC Venugopal and birthday celebration leaders Siddaramaiah, G Parameshwara and MB Patil had been huddled in a series of conferences on Sunday and made up our minds to offer ministries to as many rebels as that you just are going to be ready to deem of. They had been also in fixed touch with JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda. Kumaraswamy, who landed within town round 8.30 pm, walked right into a gathering with Congress leaders immediately thereafter.

Sources stated greater than persuading your whole revolt MLAs camping in Mumbai, the coalition companions had been focusing on winning encourage the four Bengaluru MLAs — ST Somashekar, Byrathi Basavaraju, N Munirathna and Ramalinga Reddy — since their resignations had been triggered by a grouse with deputy CM and Bengaluru construction minister G Parameshwara. It change into felt these MLAs had been unlikely to stroll into the BJP fold, sources added. “The goal is to assemble the four MLAs to withdraw their resignations by Tuesday sooner than the Speaker takes them up for consideration,” a senior Congress MLA stated, adding that if that came about, the manager would gather some breathing set aside to shore up its numbers.

In Mumbai, revolt MLA BC Patil stated, “Now we gather come a long manner and strolling again from here is no longer that you just are going to be ready to deem of. Allow them to maintain their ministerial berths with them.” “Since we now gather submitted our resignations, there isn’t very a question of attending the CLP meeting. We’re 13 MLAs and we are all together. There’s no such thing as a question of going encourage on our resolution,” stated Somashekar.

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