Shiv Sena MP calls Karnataka political turmoil ‘real drama’

Shiv Sena MP calls Karnataka political turmoil ‘real drama’

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday called the political turmoil in neighbouring Karnataka as “real drama” and said the “collapse” of the non- BJP government there was “bound to happen”.nnThe JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka plunged into a crisis on Saturday, with 13 MLAs of the alliance submitting their resignation to the Speaker.nnNine MLAs of the Congress and three of the JD(S) reached Speaker Ramesh Kumar’s office to put in their papers on Saturday, and later met Governor Vajubhai Vala at the Raj Bhavan.nnOne Congress MLA had resigned earlier this week.nnIn a tweet in Hindi, Rajya Sabha MP Raut said, “The real drama begins in Karnataka. Non-BJP government is collapsing. This was bound to happen.”nnWhile rebel JD(S) MLA A H Vishwanath told reporters in Bengaluru “14 MLAs from Congress and JD(S) have resigned”, Karnataka Assembly secretariat sources said 13 legislators had put in their papers.nnThe JD(S)-Congress coalition’s total strength, including those who have put in their papers, is 118 (Congress-78, JD(S)-37, BSP-1 and Independents-2), besides the Speaker.nnThe BJP has 105 MLAs in the 224-member House.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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