BS Yeddyurappa Meets Governor Over Karnataka Crisis; Senior Congress Leaders Protest

New Delhi: Amidst intense political situation in Karnataka, Bharatiya Janta Party Karnataka President BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday reached Raj Bhavan along with party leaders including Eshwarappa, Jagadish Shettar, Basavaraj Bommai, CT Ravi to meet Guv Vaju Bhai Vala to discuss the current scenario in the state.

As Yedurappa reached governor’s house, Senior Congress leaders protested against BJP and its Central leadership.

Party leaders including Ghulan Nabi Azad, BK Hariprasad, Siddaramaiah, HK Patil, G Parameshwara, Mallikarjun Kharge, Muniyappa, RV Deshpande were also seen protesting against Bharatiya Janta Party. Former Prime Minister Devegowda could also be seen protesting.

Later, the police detained several Congress leaders who were seen raising slogans against BJP.

This comes after Congress has accused Bharatiya Janta Party of horse-trading and buying off their MLAs.

Karnataka crisis reaches SC:

The political crisis in Karnataka Wednesday reached the Supreme Court as 10 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs moved their plea alleging that the state Assembly Speaker has been deliberately not accepting their resignations.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the submission of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the rebel MLAs, and assured him that it will see whether their petition can be listed for an urgent hearing tomorrow.

The senior lawyer said these lawmakers have already resigned from their membership of the assembly and wanted to contest fresh elections.