It has been almost 8 days since the whole turmoil started with 13 MLAs of the JDS-Congress coalition resigning in Karnataka. On Saturday, Congress leader DK Shivakumar reached MTB Nagaraj’s house at 5 am to convince him to take back his resignation.
On this, Nagaraj stated that the situation was such that they submitted their resignations. Congress minister MTB Nagaraj, who resigned on Wednesday, said he is reconsidering his resignation and will also try to convince MLA K Sudhakar to reconsider his.
“DK Shivakumar, Deputy chief minister G Parameshwara, rural development minister Krishna Byregowda visited my house and requested us to withdraw resignations. They are all my leaders. I submitted my resignation due to some differences. I will speak to K Sudhakar Rao and then see what is to be done, after all, I have spent decades in Congress,” said Nagaraj.
DK Shivakumar said, “We should live together and die together because we have worked for 40 years for the party, there are ups and downs in every family. We should forget everything and move forward. Happy that MTB Nagaraj (rebel MLA) has assured us he will stay with us.”
Meanwhile, on Friday, the Supreme Court took up the pleas of 10 dissident MLAs and directed the Speaker to maintain status quo on their resignation and disqualification till 16 July.
The 13-month-old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 10 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week.