Coalition needs intensive talks: Subianto

ಅತೃಪ್ತರು ಶಾಸಕರು ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ಸಭೆ | Karnataka Coalition Government | YOYO Kannada News

  • published: 25 Dec 2018
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ಅತೃಪ್ತರು ಶಾಸಕರು ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ಸಭೆ | Karnataka Coalition Government | YOYO Kannada News

The Congress, stung by dissent following the recent announcement of cabinet expansion plans, on Monday tried to contain the potential damage to the coalition government in Karnataka by issuing a stern warning to its legislators.

The indirect warning, trained at low-level district leaders of the party, was also meant to issue a message to some of its senior leaders such as Ramesh Jarkiholi, who had made their dissent public and even threatened to resign from the party along with several legislators. Jarkiholi was dropped from the state cabinet and replaced by his brother, Satish Jarkiholi.

Supporters of seven-time legislator Ramalinga Reddy, too, have threatened to dent the chances of the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, if he was not accommodated in the state cabinet. Reddy said he will not quit the party, but questioned the policies of the state Congress leadership, which neglected seniors leaders.

If Ramesh Jarkiholi were to resign from the party’s primary membership and take other legislators along with him, it will be a boost for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has 104 legislators in the 224-member Assembly. The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular), JD(S), alliance has a slender majority with 113 seats.

Jarkiholi was seen getting closer to the BJP even before the party decided to remove him from the cabinet on Saturday, according to state Congress leaders.

Jarkiholi put the Congress on notice and told reporters outside his residence in Bengaluru that he will not meet…

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