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JD(S) alleges DGCA denied permission to charter flights to Kochi for MLAs

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Amid a power struggle in Karnataka, the JD(S) today alleged that flights that were scheduled to carry its legislators along with those of the from here to were denied permission by the of Civil Aviation at the last minute.

However, a said DGCA permission was not required for charter operations within

"We are just working out, all flights have been denied permission...flights that were confirmed, last minute there is a problem" a JD(S) source told when asked about JD(S) legislators travelling to Kochi,

Asked whether the plan was for both the and JD(S) MLAs travelling together, the source said, "Plan was there....you know what all kinds of things, they are doing."

The JD(S) MLAs were taken from a hotel in the city, and the legislators from a resort, out of in buses to an undisclosed destination, reported to be or or However, there was no confirmation about the destination.

Fearing poaching of their legislators by the BJP, the Congress and the JD(S) had earlier decided to fly them to a resort in

BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa was today sworn-in as the of Yeddyurappa has 15 days to prove his majority in the Assembly.

The BJP has 104 MLAs in the House. The Congress won 78 seats, while the JD(S) was victorious in 37 constituencies.

Polling was held in 222 of the state's 224 seats, for which results were declared on May 15, delivering up a hung House.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 00:45 IST
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