In a blow to the Congress-JDS coalition in Karnataka, two MLAs on Tuesday withdrew support to the government headed by H.D. Kumaraswamy.
H. Nagesh (Independent) and R. Shankar (KPJP) have written to Governor Vajubhai Vala conveying their decision. In separate identical letters which are available to the media, the lawmakers said that they were withdrawing support extended to the coalition government of the Congress and the JDS with immediate effect.
The MLAs are now staying in a Mumbai hotel has requested the governor to take “necessary action.” Both the Congress and the BJP have been accusing each other of trying to lure legislators.
The BJP MLAs are presently camping in Gurgaon, amid reports that some Congress and Independent MLAs are staying at a hotel in Mumbai.