Ramesh Jarkiholi, Congress MLA from Gokak has tendered his resignation to the speaker of the assembly today. Earlier in the day, Vijayanagar MLA Anand Singh had resigned from the assembly.
Ramesh Jarkhiholi submitted his resignation to the speaker but refused to give any ground behind his move.
The Congress-JDS coalition has been on a rocky road since it came into inception in 2018. The MLA refused to disclose the reasons that led to his resignation.
Ramesh had been in contact with the BJP since a couple of months and had publicly said he would resign.
Ramesh, the Congress MLA from Gokak Assembly constituency, had raised the banner of revolt against the party for sidelining him. He had been threatening the party to destabilise the JD(S)-Congress coalition government by resigning, but he in actual tendered his resignation today.