Karnataka Political Crisis: Roshan Baig resigns as MLA

Roshan Baig said, “I am not going to either Mumbai or Goa, I am in Bengaluru. I am going to resign from MLA post. They (BJP) are in touch with me.”


Bengaluru| Amidst the political crisis haunting the Congress-JDS alliance, Senior Congress MLA Roshan Baig resigned from the assembly. Baig, a 7 time MLA from state’s capital Bengaluru, had earlier threatened of quitting the party.

He, however, clarified that he is neither going to Mumbai or Goa to join the rebel MLAs. He also said that the BJP is in touch with him.

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“Hurt by Party’s behavior”:

“I am hurt by the way the Congress party treated me. I’ll resign from my MLA post and join BJP,” said Roshan Baig who was lately been critical of party leadership.


“The state leadership has failed, there is no accountability. I am not going to either Mumbai or Goa, I am in Bengaluru. I am going to resign from MLA post. They (BJP) are in touch with me”, he told news agency ANI.

Baig was recently suspended from the party due to “anti-party activities”. His suspension came in the backdrop of his alleged role in the I Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam and alleged linking to prime accused Mansoor Khan that has left thousands of investors in dire straits.

Karnataka Political Crisis:

The latest resignation comes at a time when already more than 10 MLAs from the Congress-JDS camp resigned. their resignation was not accepted by the speaker. However, today the speaker will take the decision of the resignation. If the resignation is accepted, the incumbent Congress-JDS alliance government will fall making a way for BJP to form their own government.

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On Monday, to accommodate the rebel MLAs, all the ministers of Karnataka government resigned. However, the MLAs who are camped in Mumbai’s Sofitel hotel since Saturday said that they are firm on the resignation.

The Karnataka crisis also echoed in the parliament as Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused BJP of poaching its MLAs. He said, ” The Poaching politics should stop forever.” The Congress MPs created a ruckus in the parliament over the issue and even staged a walkout.

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