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Exposing fissures in the party, the four lawmakers had skipped the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meet Friday, which was called as a show of strength against BJP.
Congress will issue notices to four MLAs seeking explanation from them for their absence at the Congress Legislature Party meeting, CLP leader Siddaramaiah said.
Amidst brewing crisis between the ruling coalition party, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy assured that everything is stable.
Congress-JD(S) govt in Karnataka stable and strong, BJP trying to destabilise it: Mallikarjun Kharge
At a press conference here, he said there was no crisis for the government in Karnataka.
Seeking to put up a brave front after two independent MLAs withdrew support to the ruling JD(S)-Congress, Kumaraswamy said, "I know my strength. My government is stable. Don't worry."
HD Deve Gowda said the blueprint for seat-sharing will first be discussed at the state level by the coalition coordination committee chaired by senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah.
To keep the communal forces at bay, he said, both the Congress and the JD(S) were working on a formula for the smooth functioning of the coalition government.
Kumaraswamy contradicted Congress’ claims on Friday when he refused to deem the Enforcement Directorate notice to D K Shivakumar as harassment tactics.
Despite rumblings within the state unit and speculations of a shift in guards, BJP is in no position to replace its current state president B S Yeddyurappa.
Leaders of the Congress acknowledge that they have probably given the JD(S) more power than it could have ever imagined but for now, all its energy is channelised at keeping the BJP at bay.
On approaching the Supreme Court, Siddaramiah said that this is the best decision they have taken.
For the first time, the saffron party which has won seven out of eight seats in Dakshina Kannada, also managed to cross the 50 percent mark in vote share.
Uncertainty opens up space for negotiations; Names of KPCC chief Parameshwara, Kharge and Mahadevappa doing rounds
Congress leader asks if PM Modi was on 'POT' after his 'TOP' acronym remark in Karnataka rally; BJP fumes
The Congress dig came following Modi's comment in a rally in Karnataka during which he said farmers are his top priority and described 'TOP' as tomato, onion and potato.
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