Bengaluru, Jul 1: Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar today expressed confidence that the 16 disgruntled Legislators, who had submitted letters to quit their MLA seats, of withdrawing their resignation letter.
Talking to newsmen after a meeting of top leaders belonging to coalition partners Congress and JD(S), Shivakumar, who is acting as trouble shooter, is trying to pacify the disgruntled MLAs and he was confident of resigned MLAs changing their stand. When his attention was drawn to Supreme Court direction to the MLAs who had applied for speedy decision by Legislative Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar, he said that “the Apex court has given time till today evening for them to meet the Speaker. In politics change can take place any moment and I am confident of them changing their mind and withdrawing their letters when they meet the Speaker. The authorities have clamped prohibitory orders in the radius of two Km radius of Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretariat where the Speaker Chamber is also situated.
Meanwhile, Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is in progress to take stock of the political situation prevailing and ways to safeguard the Coalition government in view of Winter Session scheduled to begin from tomorrow and decisions on important bills including Finance Bill and Budget for 2019-20 has to be passed. (UNI)