Congress and Janata Dal Secular (JDS) ministers on Monday sent in their resignation as part of a last-ditch effort to save the 13-month-old coalition government in Karnataka.
The Karnataka Chief Minister’s office in a tweet said, “All ministers from #JDS have submitted their resignations just like the 21 ministers from #Congress. Cabinet reshuffle will happen soon.”
CLP leader Siddaramaiah took to his twitter account and tweeted, “@BJP4India is misusing central govt & its agencies to threaten our MLAs. It is not just by @BJP4Karnataka leaders but also by dictators @AmitShah & @narendramodi. They are nothing but the traitors of this vibrant country.”
“@BJP4India had been trying to destabilize since last one year & this is their sixth attempt. They will surely fail again & will have to face the wrath of the public. They are unable to digest the fact that our coalition govt is trying to ensure social justice & regional balance,” Siddaramaiah added.
He further said, “Our ministers have voluntarily resigned to help save the government. We will try to accommodate those MLAs who have resigned & interested to be the ministers. We will reshuffle the cabinet keeping regional aspirations & social obligations in mind.”
Earlier in the day, Karnataka minister and Independent MLA Nagesh resigned and withdrew support to the HD Kumaraswamy-led government.