JDS ministers resign in Karnataka: Chief Minister Office

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Bengaluru: Dissident MLAs from JD(S) and Congress leave Raj Bhavan after meeting with Karnataka Governor Vajuibhai Vala, in Bengaluru, Saturday, July 6, 2019. 11 legislators of the ruling alliance submitted their resignation to speaker's office. (PTI Photo)

Dissident MLAs from JD(S) and Congress leave Raj Bhavan after meeting with Karnataka Governor Vajuibhai Vala, in Bengaluru (PTI Photo)

All nine JD(S) ministers in Karnataka have submitted their resignations to facilitate a cabinet reshuffle, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s office said on Monday.

Their resignations came shortly after 21 ministers of coalition partner Congress quit the cabinet.

“All JD(S) ministers have also resigned like the 21 Congress ministers who have submitted their resignations. The Cabinet will be reshuffled at the earliest,” the Chief Minister’s Office said on Twitter.

The crisis in Karnataka was triggered by the resignation of 13 MLAs of the ruling coalition.

The JD(S) share in the cabinet is 12, including the chief minister, while that of the Congress is 22, including independent R Shankar who was inducted as minister last month under the party’s quota.

(PTI)