Understanding the Karnataka political crisis faced by Congress and JD (S) threadbare
By Vikas Pathak and Subhash Rai • 11/07/2019 at 10:52AM
Senior Karnataka-based journalist Sugata Srinivasaraju says the Congress' internal divide and poor quality of state leadership, the absence of an organic nature to the Congress-JD (S) alliance and the sustained nature of the BJP's efforts to be a pan-Karnataka party signal the end of the prospects of the Kumaraswamy government in the state
The Congress-Janata Dal (United) government in Karnataka is in a crisis, with a number of MLAs sending their resignations to the Speaker. With the Speaker saying many of the resignations were not submitted in the manner required, the rebel MLAs moved the Supreme Court. The court has asked them to re-submit their resignations in person to the Speaker by 6 pm and instructed the latter to take a call on them on Thursday itself. The Speaker, meanwhile, moved the Supreme Court to request for more time to take a decision.