Survival of the Karnataka government hinges on rebel Congress legislators
More efforts to get back the rebel Congress legislators, confidence seems to have come down in the coalition camp as the MLAs repeated their stand that they will not back.
The legislators have results of the continue talks with them through a two senior leader are expected to stay in the party, the Congress and JD(S) leaders said all eyes are on Supreme Court decision, towards rebel could mean more numbers joining the camp, they said.
According to the sources S.T. Somashekar Munirathna, Byrathi Basavaraj- is not responding to Ex-CM Siddaramaiah. “They are not coming into contact with Mr. Siddaramaiah, who has refused to go to Mumbai to meet them. Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli have announced that they will not come. Prathapgouda Patil and B.C. Patil are also doubtful to return.”
The sources stated “Survival of the government hinges on the stand then by the Bengaluru legislators, who have close links with each other. Housing Minister N. Nagaraj (MTB), who the leaders attempted to convince o Saturday, refused to budge. So has Chickballapur legislator K. Sudhakar. As a group, they are together and could make a difference.” JDS sources expressed the legislators are doubtful if the joint strategies and meeting of top party leaders could succeed as rebels remained adamant.
“Most of the rebel legislators (except Mr. Nagaraju) wanted to become Ministers and their grouse is at the CM. it is also difficult to expect them to come back under the same arrangement. Unless there is a change in leadership, they may not come and this change is highly unlikely.”