All Congress Ministers in the Karnataka coalition Cabinet have resigned, plunging the ministry into deeper trouble.
Earlier in the day, the Minister and Independent MLA, Mr. H Nagesh, also resigned and withdrew support to the HD Kumaraswamy Government, delivering another blow to the JD(S)-Congress coalition.
Mr. Nagesh, who was recently inducted as small scale industries minister, met the Governor, Mr. Vajubhai Vala, at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru and submitted the letter. The move comes amid reports that ministers in the coalition government will be asked to step down to make way for disgruntled MLAs who have resigned as legislators.
The Congress-JD(S) government has plunged into crisis with 13 MLAs of the alliance submitting their resignations to the Speaker so far.