Two independent MLAs in Karnataka have withdrawn their support to the JDS-Congress coalition government which would surely put the state government on the edge. The MLAs who have withdrawan the support are H Nagesh from Mulibaglu constituency and former minister R Shankar from Ranebennur. They addressed the letter to Governor of the state Vajubhai Vala on 15th in which they requested immediate action after withdrawing their support to the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government.
MLA H Nagesh told the reporters that he lended his support to JDS-Congress so as to provide healthy and stable government, but the objective has failed miserably. He further added that he has decided to support BJP to form a stable government. MLA Shankar also said that he wants a change in government to an efficient one on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti. Both of them claimed their disappointment in the coalition government.
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had dismissed the doubts and speculations regarding the stability of present government. He said that if two of the MLAs withdraw the support from coalition, the numbers will not change drastically. He added that he is totally relaxed and knows his strength. According to him, he is totally enjoying whatever is happening on in the media in the past week. Former chief minister Siddaramaiah criticized PM Modi over the slogan of "Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas" (clean intent, right development). Through his official twitter account, he tweeted "'Mr Saaf Niyat' Narendra Modi, is allowing your disgraceful BJP Karnataka leaders to destabilise the government a 'Saaf Niyat' towards democracy?"