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BJP poaching MLAs to destabilise JD(S)-Cong coalition: Karnataka minister

Shivakumar, however, did not name the MLAs who were reportedly approached by the BJP

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

D K Shivakumar
Illustration: Binay Sinha

A on Monday alleged that the BJP was trying to poach legislators.

"Three of our MLAs are in We (Congress) are aware of the horse trading that is being attempted by the Our legislators have also admitted to being approached by the BJP," for Irrigation told the media here.

The BJP was trying to "destabilise" the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-coalition government by poaching the legislators, he alleged.

Shivakumar, however, did not name the MLAs who were reportedly approached by the BJP.

The spoke to the media ahead of a meeting held by the party's senior leaders, including Deputy G. Parameshwara, former Siddaramaiah and state unit

The ruling coalition partner JD-S and H.D. Kumaraswamy, however, asserted that the government continues to remain stable.

"All the legislators are in touch with us and we are certain of the stability of the coalition government," Kumaraswamy told the media.

The BJP flayed the coalition government for blaming the BJP to hide its failures.

"Daily activity of ..Cry Operation Kamala (referring to alleged poaching by the BJP), hide failure to run government by blaming BJP. Fight among themselves for power...," the party's state unit tweeted.

In the 225-member Assembly, the Congress has 80 MLAs including the Speaker, the JD-S 37 and 104.

 

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 13:18 IST
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