Karnataka politics takes new turn with the ruling Congress had shifted its MLAs to Eagleton resort last night after four of its MLAs were missing at Legislature Party Meeting. On the otherhand, BJP’s former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who kept his party’s MLAs at a star hotel in Gurugram, near New Delhi, has asked them to return back home.
Moreover, Yeddyurappa assured the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition to not worry as they won’t destabilise the Karnataka government. “Our MLAs are returning to Bengaluru from Delhi. We will tour the state and analyse the situation of drought. We will not destabilise this govt at any cost. Congress and JDS need not worry,” he added.
The BJP MLAs from Karnataka also said they were in Gurugram since Monday evening to devise strategies for the coming Lok Sabha polls, and not to avoid being “poached” by the ruling Congress-JDS alliance.
Earlier in the week, Yeddyurappa had alleged that Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was indulging in horse-trading by offering money and ministerial posts to BJP MLAs. On the otherhand, state BJP leaders claimed that about eight Congress MLAs are in touch with them and ready to shift towards BJP. Two independent MLAs has already withdrawan their support to Congress and assured support to BJP.
Defending the decision to shift the MLAs to a resort, CLP leader and former Karnataka Chief Miniter Siddaramaiah alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are leaving no stone unturned to topple the Karnataka government.