Amid a power struggle in Karnataka, some of the newly-elected JD(S) and Congress MLAs from the state arrived in the city today and are expected to be lodged in five-star hotels or resorts here, party sources said.
The legislators arrived here by road from Bangalore, the sources said.
However, it is not clear whether all the MLAs were coming to the Telangana capital and would stay in one place.
Rao had appealed to Telugu people living in the neighbouring state to vote for the JD(S).
The JD(S) last night alleged that chartered flights that were scheduled to carry its legislators along with those of the Congress from Bangalore to Kochi were denied permission by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation at the last minute.
Fearing poaching of their legislators by the BJP, the Congress and the JD(S) had earlier decided to fly them from out of Karnataka.
BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa was yesterday sworn-in as the chief minister of Karnataka.
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 a hung House.
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