The BJP intends to revive its “Operation Kamala” (of pouching MLAs) in a day or two.
The saffron party, which for a week had tried to cash in on the disgruntlement among a section of MLAs in the Congress camp, had put its plan on hold following the demise of Siddaganga Mutt seer Shivakumara Swami.
Top leaders including B S Yeddyurappa, Shobha Karandlaje, Jagadish Shettar, among others, instrumental in executing its plan, attended the seer’s funeral at Tumakuru on Tuesday.
The party is planning to get at least seven disgruntled Congress legislators to the Governor stating that they have no confidence in the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government and seek a floor test in the Assembly thereafter.
The party is already in touch with four legislators – Umesh Jadhav, Ramesh Jarkiholi, B Nagendra, Mahesh Kumtalli - who kept away from the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting last week.
A senior leader is learnt to have called Hospet (Vijayanagara) MLA Anand Singh, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital after being attacked by fellow legislator J N Ganesh, and enquired about his health.
The pitch given is that Singh jump ship to the BJP as he was not getting support in the party despite the violent attack on him.
The plan is to get seven Congress MLAs to cross-vote during a floor test against the coalition government and thereby reduce it to a minority.