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Karnataka crisis: Rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj seeks time to rethink his decision to quit Assembly

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Nagaraj made a U-turn after meeting state ministers DK Shivakumar and Krishna Byregowda, and Deputy CM G Parameshwara in Bengaluru late on Friday night.
'Karnataka Congress legislator MTB Nagaraj on Saturday said he was reconsidering his resignation from the Assembly and would also talk to party colleague K Sudhakar about withdrawing his resignation, reported Hindustan Times . They are among the 16 legislators of the ruling alliance of the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) to have stepped down since the start of this month, plunging the state into a political crisis. Nagaraj had submitted his resignation letter to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday. After that he told reporters that he was “fed up” with politics and wished to retire from public life. None of the 16 resignations have been accepted yet. “DK Shivakumar, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, Rural Development Minister Krishna Byregowda visited my house, they are all my leaders,” Hindustan Times quoted Nagaraj as saying. “I submitted my resignation due to some differences. But these leaders told me to reconsider the resignation because I have been in the Congress for 40 years. Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao have also spoken to me. I have asked them to give me some time because I have to discuss this with Sudhakar as well, who resigned along with me. I told the leaders that I will also bring him for a discussion.” State minister.. Read more'