Fearing poaching, JD(S) shifts MLAs to resort

Amidst speculation of the BJP poaching more MLAs, the JD(S) on Monday shifted all its MLAs to a resort near Devanahalli.

Party MLAs, who were staying in Taj West End hotel in the city, left Bengaluru by a luxury bus to a resort on Nandi Hills road.

The MLAs are likely to remain in the resort till July 12 when the extended budget session of the state legislature is scheduled to commence.

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As many as 13 MLAs – 10 of the Congress and three of the JD(S) – resigned on Saturday, leading to political instability in the state.

Besides, independent MLAs and ministers H Nagesh and R Shankar withdrew their support to the coalition government on Monday after quitting ministerial posts.

JD(S) leaders H D Deve Gowda and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy held a meeting with the party legislators on Sunday. The leaders apprised the legislators of the political situation.

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