Rebel MLA Nagaraj may withdraw resignation
In a minor relief to the Congress in Karnataka, the rebel MLA MTB Nagaraj has hinted that he may withdraw his resignation. Nagaraj was elected as the MLA of the Hoskote constituency.
Flanked by the senior Congress leaders, including DK Shiva Kumar, Nagaraj said, “The situation was such that we submitted our resignations but now DK Shivakumar and others came and requested us to withdraw resignations. I will speak to K Sudhakar Rao and then see what is to be done. After all, I have spent decades in Congress.”
Nagaraj said Karnataka Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar met him and try to convince him to reconsider his decision. DK Shivakumar said, “At midnight we met our senior leader MTB Nagaraj. He is a loyal, sincere Congressman who has been with the party for 30 years and has stood by his party in all crises. We are happy he has said he will be with us and convince others to rejoin us.”
Nagaraj gave his resignation on Wednesday since the political crisis hit the Karnataka state, DK Shivakumar has been shuffling among Mumbai and Bengaluru and has been a discussion with the rebel MLAs to try to convince them to withdraw their resignation.