Ramesh Kumar on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking more time to deal with resignations of rebel MLAs, hours after the apex court ordered disgruntled legislators to meet the Speaker at 6 PM and submit resignations in person.
On Tuesday, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy suggested JD(S) MLAs stay at the Prestige Golfshire Club for at least four more days, according to sources.
The BJP will on Tuesday start a state-wide protest demanding Kumaraswamy step down immediately as his government has slipped into a "minority" following the resignation of 13 MLAs and withdrawal of support by two independent MLAs.
Even though all 21 Congress ministers resigned from their respective portfolios, followed by a similar exercise by their JD(S) colleagues, in a last-ditch attempt to save the government, the situation appeared to have all but slipped through their fingers.
On Sunday night, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Parameshwara had shared an article on Twitter which claimed that aircraft which ferried the rebel Congress-JD(S) legislators to Mumbai belongs to a company associated with Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Kumaraswamy's office has also communicated to the media that all JD(S) ministers have resigned from their respective portfolios and the state "Cabinet will be restructured soon".
In the 225-member Legislative Assembly, including one nominated Speaker, the Congress has 80 legislators, JD-S 37 and the BJP 104, while one the BSP MLA continues to support the coalition even after Nagesh and Shankar withdrawing their support.
The election in the state is seen as a direct political battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.
BJP is confident of winning a majority in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Kumaraswamy said he wanted to become the CM of Karnataka to solve the problems of the people and fulfill the unfinished agenda of his father and former state chief minister HD Deve Gowda
The BJP walked out from the state assembly after BJP state chief BS Yeddyurappa said his party will hold a state-wide bandh on May 28, if Kumaraswamy did not waive off farmer loans.
"We withdrew (nomination of BJP candidate) as we wanted the election to be unanimous in order to maintain dignity of the Speaker's post," BJP's BS Yeddyurappa said in the assemby.
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