Karnataka Crisis: 'Jugaad' government demolishing itself, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said that the ‘juggad’ government in Karnataka is demolishing itself due to internal conflicts.
"Let's see whether 'jugaad' will win or the people. The Congress party is fighting for 'jugaad'. They had formed the government with 'jugaad'. Their government appears to be demolishing itself because of their internal conflicts. Let's wait and watch," said Naqvi to News agency ANI.
A political crisis is going in Karnataka after several MLAs submitted their resignations from the membership of the state Assembly last week.
On Saturday, five more MLAs -- Anand Singh, K Sudhakar, N Nagaraju, Munirathna and Roshan Baig -- approached the Supreme Court seeking its direction to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to accept their "voluntarily" resignations and not proceed to disqualify them.
The Supreme Court had ordered a status quo in the case on Friday.
Meanwhile, Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa has asked Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to prove his government's majority in the Assembly on Monday.
"The Chief Minister had said that he would not continue without seeking a trust vote. He should fulfill his commitment on Monday. We will wait till then," he had said.
Yeddyurappa accepted that he was in contact with the rebel MLAs of Congress and JD(S) who are staying at a hotel in Mumbai.
"They are all happy and I am in touch with them," he said when asked if he is in contact with the rebel MLAs.
The ruling coalition's total strength is 116 (Congress-78, JD(S)-37 and BSP-1). With the support of the two independents, the BJP has 107 MLAs in the 224-member House, where the half-way mark is 113. If the resignations of the 16 MLAs are accepted, the coalition's tally will be reduced to 100.
(with ANI inputs)
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