'Rebel MLAs of JD(S) will join Congress'

The seven rebel MLAs of JD(S) will join Congress and would meet All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi soon in this regard, Magadi MLA, H C Balakrishna has said.

Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Balakrishna, one of the rebel MLAs, said that they have already held talks with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on joining Congress. “We will soon proceed to Delhi to meet Sonia Gandhi. We will join Congress thereitself if we are promised a suitable position in the party,” Balakrishna said. He said that some JD(S) members were planning to join BJP.

Another rebel MLA, N Cheluvarayaswamy had said that they won’t seek JD(S) ticket to contest Assembly polls.

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