Karnataka: Postponement of monsoon legislature session
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday night held a series of meetings with leaders of his party JD(S) and its ally Congress in a bid to rescue the coalition government.
The coalition was pushed to the brink Saturday after 13 Congress and JD(S) MLAs submitted their resignations to bring its number to 105, on par with the BJP, in the 224-member Assembly even as several other rebels are reported to be waiting to exit. The resignations of the 13 MLAs, at least 10 of whom have moved to a Mumbai hotel, are yet to be accepted by the Speaker.
The Cabinet is expected to send a resolution to Governor Vajubhai Vala, seeking postponement of the monsoon session of the legislature that is scheduled to begin on July 12.
The Speaker has said he will start looking into the resignations when he returns to his office on Tuesday.