Condemning the involvement of BJP in the recent crisis in Goa and Karnataka legislative assemblies, Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma conducted a protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament, ANI reported.
“We are protesting against Karnataka and Goa issue,” said Rahul Gandhi to ANI. The protestors are seen holding placards that state, “Save Democracy.”
TMC, SP, NCP, RJD, CPI(M) also protested in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament against BJP Government. They were seen holding placards that read, “BJP Killing Democracy”, “Stop Bulldozing State Governments.”
Delhi: Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament. Rahul Gandhi tells ANI, "We are protesting against Karnataka and Goa issue" pic.twitter.com/wmZCj7Pihn
— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2019
Congress MLAs in Karnataka submitting their resignations, taking the number of legislators who have stepped down to 16. Of the 16 legislators, 13 are from the Congress and three are from the Janata Dal (Secular).
The ruling Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition faces the threat of losing majority in the Assembly if the resignations are accepted as its current tally is 116 in the 224-member House, whereas the BJP has 105 members.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will today hear the plea of 10 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs alleging that the Karnataka Assembly Speaker was not accepting their resignations deliberately as the political crisis in the state showed no signs of abating, reports news 18.