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Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah hold strategy meet in Hyderabad

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Former Ministers H.and and other leaders of the and the JD-S held a crucial meeting here on Friday evening to discuss the strategy to be adopted in the state Assembly on Saturday when the BJP government seeks a trust vote.

Janta Dal-Secular (JD-S) Kumaraswamy, Congress' and top leaders of the two parties attended the meeting at the

The two former Ministers flew in to hours after the MLAs were shifted here by their respective parties to prevent them from being poached by the (BJP) ahead of the crucial floor test in the new Assembly.

drove to the Taj Krishna and began consultations with the party leaders in the wake of the judgment directing Minister to take the floor test at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

According to sources, the senior gave directions to the MLAs to ensure coordination to defeat the trust vote. The meeting was attended by all 76 MLAs of the party.

Kumaraswamy, who has already staked claim to form the government with the support of the Congress, also reached and drove to Novotel, where his party MLAs were camping since their arrival in the city early on Friday.

The JD-S held a meeting with the party leaders and discussed the strategy to be adopted on Saturday. He later drove to Taj Krishna for a meeting with leaders and MLAs.

Three bus loads of MLAs arrived here after their night-long road journey from This happened after the plans of the two parties to move the legislators to Kochi failed.

All 76 Congress MLAs checked in at Taj Krishna in The bus carrying 36 JD-S MLAs first stopped at Park Hyatt in the same area but was later taken to Hotel.

Police have made tight security arrangements at the two hotels. have been barred from entering while security personnel were frisking visitors before allowing them in.

Congress leader Madhu Goud Yashki, who accompanied the MLAs from Bengaluru, told reporters that the BJP was shamelessly trying to poach the MLAs. He said the BJP would fail as the Congress-JD-S enjoyed a majority.

Telangana Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, senior leader and others met the party MLAs at Taj Krishna.

Within hours of the MLAs checking in at the hotels came the judgment directing the BJP government in to prove its majority on the floor of the Assembly on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the two parties were busy making arrangements to take their MLAs back to Sources said the legislators may fly to the capital in a chartered plane.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:44 IST