BJP MLAs likely to stay in hotel for few more days

BJP MLAs likely to stay in hotel for few more days

BJP MLAs at ITC Grand Bharat hotel near Gurugram on Thurday. DH PHOTO

Karnataka BJP MLAs, who have been staying in a luxury hotel here, are likely to stay for two more days as the saffron party is hoping some major political developments in the state.

Though the party legislators were planning to return to their home soon after the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting at Bengaluru on Friday evening, they were told by the party top brass to stay for two more days.

“On Friday, 23 MLAs were shifted from ITC Grand Bharat in Gurugram to the nearby Lemon Tree hotel.

But the shift is just for a day as a few rooms in the ITC hotel were earlier booked by a group of foreign tourists.

The shifted 23 MLAs will return to ITC Grand Bharat on Saturday and all MLAs will stay together again,” said a leader.

There is a strong buzz that the party is determined to launch Operation Lotus again this time under which a few Congress MLAs will be made to resign from their seats.

BJP state chief B S Yeddyurappa and former chief minister Jagadish Shettar, who were already in Tumakuru to enquire about the health 
of Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt, are likely to stay in Bengaluru to monitor 
the future political developments.

Some of the MLAs, who were allowed to go to Tumakuru to enquire about seer’s health, were told to return to Gurugram at the earliest. The legislators, who have came to Delhi to attend the party national conclave on January 11, have been staying in ITC Grand Bharat hotel here since January 14.