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Congress-JDS coalition is still going strong: HD Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru | Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy has asserted confidence that the struggling Congress-JD(S) coalition government will survive.

“Congress –JD(S) coalition in the state is going strong despite the efforts to destabilize. We are confident and prepared for smooth and fruitful conduct of legislative sessions,” the Chief Minister tweeted on late Thursday night.

 

Earlier, BJP had demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister to which Kumaraswamy said, “Why should I resign?”.

After Supreme Court gave orders to take the decision of the resignations at the earliest, Speaker Ramesh Kumar moved the court to defend and said that he will not make any hasty decision.

The MLAs flew in from Mumbai and flew back later in the night after meeting the Speaker.

If the resignations are accepted, the coalition’s 118 members will come down to 100 and the majority mark will drop from 113 to 105. The BJP has 105 members and the support of the two Independents, which takes its tally to 107.

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