BJP holes up Karnataka MLAs in a hotel near Delhitext_fields
New Delhi: BJP has its lawmakers from Karnataka sequestered at a five-star hotel in Delhi, just as allegations of possible MLA-poaching among the Congress-Janata Dal (S) and the BJP started raising political temperature in the state.
101 out of 104 BJP lawmakers reportedly are put up at a hotel near Gurugram on Monday. Alongside, the BJP denied reports in the morning that three Congress MLAs were in touch with the party.
By afternoon, former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had MLAs present in Delhi packed off to the hotel.
BJP MLAs who had attended the party’s national council meet found their trip extended, after Mr. Yeddyurappa claimed that Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was in touch with a few BJP MLAs who may cross over to the rival camp.
Congress sources, however, claimed that the sequestering of the BJP MLAs was going to be the precursor to the party moving a motion of no confidence in the Assembly, The Hindu reported.
However, BJP is in a soup that it is nowhere near in necessary numbers to form the government.