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Siddaramaiah holds strategy meet with Congress MLAs

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Former Minister on Friday held a crucial meeting with MLAs here on Friday to discuss the strategy to be adopted in the state Assembly on Saturday when the BJP government seeks a trust vote.

The flew in to hours after the MLAs of the and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) were shifted here by their respective parties to prevent them from poaching by the ahead of the crucial floor test in the new Assembly.

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

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

The MLAs of JD-S are staying at hotel Sources have not ruled out the possibility of a joint meeting of the legislators of both the parties later in the day.

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

Telangana Congress 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.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:58 IST