Bangalore: The Congress in Karnataka on Monday demanded dismissal of the state government and imposition of President's rule, saying there is 'zero governance' in the wake of internal bickering in the ruling BJP over the leadership issue.

"We urge Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj to recommend dissolution of the state Assembly as governance has hit a roadblock in the wake of internal bickering in BJP over the leadership issue," Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G Parameshwara told reporters.

He was speaking after Congress candidate K Rahman Khan filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha election here on Monday.

Parameshwara also urged Bhardwaj to facilitate fresh mandate "as government is likely to fall on Monday or on Tuesday in the light of internal bickering in BJP reaching flashpoint."

He said Congress would submit a memorandum to the Governor, seeking dismissal of the government.

(Agencies)