Two MLAs withdrawing support to Congress-JD (S) Coalition Government in Karnataka on Tuesday created a political crisis. Few Congress MLAs have gone into hibernation complaining against CM HD Kumaraswamy. They accused the JD (S) Chief of denying even appointment to them.
Some how, Congress Leadership pacified the Rebel MLAs to prevent the collapse of the coalition government. If the media reports are true, Rebels MLAs were assured that they would receive high-end Luxury Cars of their choice such as Porsche and Jaguar.
Former CM & Congress Leader Siddaramaiah announced CLP Meeting with happen on January 18th. He warned Anti-Defection Law will be used against those who violate the party order.
Congress Trouble-Shooter DK Shivakumar informed that all the MLAs, except one or two, have been in touch with the party leadership and will attend the CLP Meeting.
In the 224-member Assembly, BJP have 104 MLAs. While Congress managed 79 MLAs, JD (S) settled for 37 MLAs. BSP and KPJP won one seat each. Can the 7-months-old Coalition Government survive?