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Karnataka news updates: BJP to wait for two days before deciding course of action; Congress' Roshan Baig vows to switch sides
  • 22:24 (IST)

    BJP MLAs assure BSY of their loyalty
    BS Yeddyurappa consulted BJP MLAs during the party meeting at its state headquarters. He was assured by the MLAs of their full loyalty to the party and that they will not be lured into defection. The party legislative committee meeting decided against moving its MLAs to any resort. 
     

    By M Raghuram/101Reporters

  • 22:23 (IST)

    Sonia Gandhi fails to convince Jayanagar MLA Sowmya Reddy
    Former AICC president Sonia Gandhi and senior party leader Sushmita Dev met Jayanagar MLA, and daughter of Ramalinga Reddy, Sowmya Reddy in Delhi. Nothing concrete came out of the meeting of the two leaders as Ramalinga Reddy is still with other rebel MLAs. According to sources, Sowmya is also expected to put her resignation and Sonia couldn’t convince her to change her decision. 

    By M Raghuram/101Reporters

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Senior Congress leaders hold meeting with legal advisers on action against MLAs who resigned

    According to ANI, Congress leaders KC Venugopal, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Siddaramaiah, G Parameshwara, MB Patil and Eshwara Khandre are holding a meeting at an undisclosed location, with legal advisers to discuss about the further action against the MLAs who have resigned.

  • 20:22 (IST)

    Yeddyurappa slams Kumaraswamy for claiming govt will run smoothly

  • 20:14 (IST)

    We'll wait for two days and then decide our course of action, says BJP MLA

    Claiming that no development took place in Karnataka under the Congress-JD(S) government, BJP MLA Arvind Limbavali said,"Today's meeting was called to discuss the issues to be taken up in the Assembly session which begins on 12 July. But this government changed our agenda as they've now come in minority. Question is, will this government stay or not? It was discussed to wait for two more days and see if this government resigns or not, and then decide our course of action. We'll hold a legislative party meet again."

  • 19:47 (IST)

    Will join BJP, says Congress MLA Roshan Baig

    Amid a political crisis in Karnataka, Congress MLA Roshan Baig said that he will quit his party and join the BJP. "I'm hurt by the way Congress party treated me," he told ANI. In June, Baig was suspended from the Congress for "anti-party activities" after he criticised senior Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and Dinesh Gundu Rao over poor results in the Lok Sabha election.

  • 19:39 (IST)

    Congress leaders arrive in Bengaluru for meeting

  • 19:31 (IST)

    Bus carrying JD(S) MLAs leaves from Taj West End hotel in Bengaluru

    The JD(S) MLAs, who were holed up in Taj West End, are now being taken to Prestige Golfshire in Nandi Hills Road in Devanahalli.

  • 19:09 (IST)

    Independent MLA R Shankar resigns from Karnataka cabinet

  • 18:55 (IST)

    MLAs staying at Sofitel Hotel leave for Goa, says report

    According to CNN-News18, the rebel MLAs staying at Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai are leaving for Goa. This comes at a time when Congress leader DK Shivakumar is on his way to Mumbai to get in touch with the legislators.

  • 18:51 (IST)

    Senior Congress leaders to meet in Bengaluru at 7 pm

    Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and others will meet at 7 pm in Bengaluru.

  • 18:44 (IST)

    FirstCut by Manjul

  • 18:33 (IST)

    DK Shivakumar heading to Mumbai
    DK Shivakumar, Congress' trouble shooter and strongman, will leave for Mumbai soon with a mission to contact the MLAs who have been holed up in Sofitel Hotel in Bandra.

    By M Raghuram/101Reporters

  • 18:24 (IST)

    Hirkerur MLA BC Patil apologises to voters
    Hirekerur MLA BC Patil, who has joined the rebellion group, asked the voters of his Assembly constituency through WhatsApp, to excuse him. Patil posted in a group named ‘Kourava’, “People of Hirekerur have elected me as MLA thrice, even though I didn't have political background. I did lots of development works within my limits, but, Congress did injustice and cheated us by denying ministerial berth to our constituency. However, this has drastically impacted the development of our constituency. Finally, I resigned from the MLA post, so please excuse me.”
     

    Patil also said he will take decision after taking suggestions and notices by the constituency voters in future. “I need your blessings for myself and for this constituency,” he added. Patil won by a thin margin of 555 votes against BJP’s UB Banakar.

    By Basavaraj Maralihalli/101Reporters

  • 18:22 (IST)

    Congress plans state-wide protests

    The Congress has decided to hold massive protests at all the district centers in Karnataka on Tuesday against the ‘anti-democratic and unconstitutional BJP’. The Congress has ordered the party workers to deliver the party's stand to the people.

    By Soumya Rani/101Reporters

  • 18:11 (IST)

    HDK should resign, says Yeddyurappa

    State BJP chief BS Yedyurappa said, "Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has lost the mandate as he has no MLAs, no ministers in his ministry. If he has any conscience left in him, he must resign and give chance for the largest party in the Assembly (BJP) to form the government. All our MLAs have arrived in Bengaluru, and in some time, we will hold the BJP legislative party meeting at the BJP office in Malleshwaram."

    By M Raghuram/101Reporters

  • 17:48 (IST)

    Youth Congress workers protest outside Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai

  • 17:39 (IST)

    BJP offering crores to lure MLAs: MB Patil

    Amid a political crisis in Karnataka, state home minister MB Patil said, “You (BJP) think it's game over, but, the game is not over, it has just begun. Keep it all to yourself. Keep it up, Rs 30, 40, 100 crores offered to lure MLAs by BJP."

    By Soumya Rani/101Reporters

  • 17:35 (IST)

    BJP confident of keeping its flock together
     

    MP from Udupi Chikkamagaluru and senior BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje said, "Dare Congress and JD(S) touch our MLAs or lure them with their filthy money! All our MLAs who had gone back to their respective constituencies are coming back to Bengaluru, and will be in city moving freely and helping the leadership in dealing with the situation."
     

    By M Raghuram/101Reporters

  • 17:34 (IST)

    Speaker must hear MLAs’ concerns under the 10th Schedule, says expert
    Ashok Haronahalli, a constitutional expert and advocate, has opined that the Speaker of the Assembly is empowered by the Constitution of India to take a call on the acceptance of resignation. Without this decision, the Speaker cannot act arbitrarily disqualify any legislator. He must hear the legislator under the 10th Schedule to see how and why he was resigning and examine if he was coaxed or coerced to resign.

    He said that disqualifying an MLA under Article 164(1b), which allows disqualification of legislators on grounds of defection, is a long process. 

    By M Raghuram/101Reporters

  • 17:15 (IST)

    Congress-JD(S) workers stage protest in Bengaluru over BJP's 'horse-trading' attempts

    Meanwhile, Congress workers are also protesting outside a Mumbai hotel where rebel Karnataka MLAs are staying. 

  • 17:09 (IST)

    BJP exploiting central institutions to intimidate MLAs: Siddaramaiah

    Targetting the Opposition BJP, former chief minister and chairman of reconciliation committee Siddaramaiah said, “The BJP is trying to overthrow the government through anti-constitutional measures. The BJP, which has no respect for democracy, is a disgrace to the country. The BJP is constantly trying to break up a constitutionally constituted government with a mandate.”
     

    Siddaramaiah, who called Amit Shah and Narendra Modi "dictator", accused them of exploiting central institutions to intimidate the Congress and JD(S) legislators. “This is the sixth attempt of the BJP to topple the coalition government in the last one year,” Siddaramaiah said, adding that he was sure that the BJP would fail again.
     

    By Soumya Rani/101Reporters

  • 16:54 (IST)

    Ahmed Patel to hold Congress meeting in Delhi
    The AICC has turned back to the old guard. Senior Congress leaders are expected the leave for Delhi to attend a meeting of the AICC, called to specially deal with the developments in Karnataka. The meeting will be held under the guidance of senior leader Ahmed Patel.
     

    By M Raghuram/101Reporters

  • 16:47 (IST)

    JD(S) MLAs to head to Kodagu, bus waiting at Taj Westend
    The JD(S) legislators will head to Paddington Resort in Kodagu after the JD(S) meeting. The Volvo bus has arrived at hotel Taj Westend, where the meeting of JD(S) leaders is taking place.
     

    By Soumya Rani/101Reporters

  • 16:34 (IST)

    Will always remain in Congress: Kampli MLA JN Ganesh
    Kampli MLA JN Ganesh has made it clear that he will remain in Congress. He is visiting wards in Kampli on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Hospet (Vijayanagara) MLA Anand Singh is in staying in his constituency. However, the whereabouts of Ballari Rural MLA Nagendra are not known. His family sources confirmed that he submitted his resignation on Monday.
     

    By Shama Sunder/101Reporters

  • 16:27 (IST)

    Siddaramaiah to hold CLP meet on Tuesday

    According to reports, Siddarmaiah will hold a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party on Tuesday.

  • 16:19 (IST)

    Siddaramaiah tells MLAs to think about party’s future

    Talking about the resignation of Congress MLAs, former chief minister Siddaramaiah said, “Of course, some people are disappointed as to why they didn’t get a ministerial berth. All our ministers have voluntarily resigned in order to correct it and have expressed their opinion that the future of the party is important, and that personal status is not important.”

    He also appealed to the lawmakers, who resigned because they have been deprived of their ministerial position, to come back to the party fold as a Cabinet reshuffle is being worked upon.
     

    By Soumya Rani/101Reporters

  • 16:17 (IST)

    BSY meets Bopaiah to seek legal advice
    State BJP chief and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa is holding a meeting with former Speaker KG Bopaiah at his residence. Yeddyurappa had a discussion with Bopaiah regarding legal advice on further action if there is delay in considerable amount of resignations.

    By Soumya Rani/101Reporters

  • 16:01 (IST)

    'G Parameshwara also resigned'

    Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara has also resigned, Siddaramaiah was quoted as saying by News18 on Monday.

  • 15:44 (IST)

    JD(S) MLAs to be moved to a resort in Coorg

    JD(S) is likely to move its MLAs to Paddington Resorts in Coorg, News18 reported. The JD (S) MLAs are likely to be shifted to a resort in Kodagu. Amid the crisis gripping the beleaguered coalition, the JD (S) leadership has booked 35 rooms for three nights from Monday at Paddington resort in Somwarpet in Kodagu, reports said. Except HD Kumaraswamy, all the JD (S) MLAs, excluding three, who are away in Mumbai, are expected to be shifted to the resort.

  • 15:42 (IST)

    Congress leaders to meet in Delhi today

    Senior Congress leaders are likely to meet in New Delhi later at 7 pm today. The development comes as the party struggles to keep its coalition government with JD(S) afloat in Karnataka, The Indian Express reported.

  • 15:41 (IST)

    Independent MLA Nagesh reaches Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai

    Nagesh had resigned from his post a minister in the Karnataka Assembly earlier on Monday.

  • 15:39 (IST)

    Rajeev Chandrasekhar hits back at G Parameshwara over the use of his chopper to ferry rebel MLAs, says 'your own ministers flew in it'

    Replying to Deputy CM Parameshwar’s allegations of BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s company using its chopper to take the rebel MLAs to Mumbai, the Rajya Sabha MP tweeted:

  • 15:19 (IST)

    'Greed and pressure, prime tactics of BJP', 'open statement of corruption,' Opposition slams BJP for K'taka crisis

    Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) called the signs in Karnataka as extremely dangerous for democracy. Whereas, party’s Vice President Jitendra Nath said, “Greed and pressure are the prime tactics of BJP. They did it in Bihar, they are trying it in West Bengal already. They won’t let the opposition party’s government in any state, it feels like. This is all being facilitated by huge chunks of money in BJP’s exchequer.”

    Meanwhile, CPI (ML) alleged that BJP made multiple attempts to topple the government in Karnataka. "We all know how Ram Madhav on television had boasted saying that BJP has Amit Shah. So, the ability to buy and twist the mandate around, that is something which BJP has been doing and Karnataka is their latest exercise,” said Kavita Krishnan, polit bureau member of CPI (ML).
     

    On the other hand, Samajwadi Party said that “BJP’s influence in creating political havoc in Karnataka is unconstitutional". The only spokesperson of SP at the moment Rajinder Chaudhary said, “What BJP is trying to do is highly unconstitutional. It's immoral and shows utter disregard for the mandate which Congress-JD(S) had received in the Assembly elections.” 

  • 15:09 (IST)

    All JD(S) MLAs also resign from Karnataka Assembly

    The chief minister's office tweeted that all the JD(S) MLAs have also resigned in the same was as the 21 ministers of the Congress party had resigned earlier today. "The cabinet will be restructured soon," the tweet read.

  • 15:07 (IST)

    DK Shivakumar alleges Independent MLA Nagesh has been 'hijacked' by BJP

    Shivakumar while talking to media said that Nagesh called him to inform that he has been hijacked by some people close to BJP leader BS Yedyurappa.

  • 14:55 (IST)

    Kumaraswamy breaks silence, says govt will run smoothly

    "The issue will be resolved, don't worry. This government will run smoothly," Kumaraswamy was quoted as saying by ANI.

  • 14:45 (IST)

    Lone BSP MLA threatens to quit, support BJP

     

    The lone BSP MLA in the state, N Mahesh has said that he is willing to offer issue-based support to BJP, News18 reported.

  • 14:43 (IST)

    Siddaramaiah hits out at BJP, calls it a 'disgrace for the country'

    In a series of tweets, the Congress leader Siddaramaiah hit out at BJP while blaming it squarely for the political crisis in Karnataka. Siddaramaiah said BJP members are "pseudo nationalists with an ulterior motive of destabilizing India's unity". He even called Amit Shah and Narendrq Modi "traitors of the vibrant democracy".

  • 14:24 (IST)

    Kumaraswamy govt didn’t let me work: Independent MLA Nagesh

    Small scale industry Minister and Mulbagal legislator H Nagesh who resigned from the Cabinet and also withdrew support to Kumaraswamy government had reportedly told former Legislator of Mulbagal Kothur Manjunath that though he was made minister he was not able to discharge his duties as the government had not posted officials of his choice to his office.

    Input by Raghuram

  • 14:23 (IST)

    BJP senior leaders to meet at 5 pm

    The Karnataka BJP legislative party council will meet in  Bengaluru at 5 pm. Senior members BS Yeddyurappa, KS Eshwarappa, Arvind Limbavali, Suresh Kumar and many others will be present at the meeting. State BJP general secretary Muralidhar Rao is also likely to fly into Bangalore in the afternoon

    Input by M Raghuram

  • 14:22 (IST)

    Kumaraswamy to meet Governor today

    Chief Minister Kumaraswamy will meet the Governor on Monday evening and inform him about the reconstruction of the government cabinet.


    Input by Soumya Rani

  • 13:42 (IST)

    Govt won’t survive till budget session, says BJP leader KS Eshwarappa

    The BJP, which was lying low in the current impasse in the Karnataka till now, has sprung back into action. State BJP leader and former deputy chief minister K S Eshwarappa said, “The coalition government will not survive till the budget session and will fall by its own faults. Since the government has lost its majority after the resignation of the ministers and MLAs of Congress and JD(S) on Sunday, the government cannot even call the session, or the Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy cannot even ask the Governor to dissolve the assembly.”

    Input by By M Raghuram

  • 13:36 (IST)

    Cong-JD(S) MLAs to be shifted to Kodagu resort

    According to sources, 35 rooms at the Paddington Resort at Somwarpet in Kodagu have been booked and 39 ministers from JD(S) and Congress will stay at the resort for next three days.

    Input by M Raghnguram

  • 13:30 (IST)

    Trend of resignations was started by Rahul Gandhi, not us: Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha

    Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha said: "We're committed to maintaining dignity of parliamentary democracy. Trend of submitting resignations was started by Rahul Gandhi in Congress, it wasn't started by us. He himself asked people to submit resignations,even senior leaders are submitting their resignations."

  • 13:28 (IST)

    Told ministers to be ready for 'any sacrifice': Siddaramaiah 

     

    "They are threatening MLAs with dire consequences and are using Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax and other agencies to get our MLAs in their fold. Previously five times they have failed and now sixth time too they will face failure... We have told our ministers to be prepared for any sacrifice. And we would reconstitute the Cabinet later. But now our ministers have voluntarily agreed to resign and have submitted their resignation letters to the party," Siddaramaiah said.

  • 13:17 (IST)

    Karnataka political crisis discussed in Lok Sabha; Rajnath Singh denies BJP's involvement

    After Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the issue of the political crisis in Karnataka in the Parliament, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh replied to him saying that BJP has nothing to do with what is happening in Karnataka. "Our party has never indulged in horse trading," Singh claimed.

  • 13:14 (IST)

    Siddaramaiah blames BJP for 'destruction of democratic setup' 

    The former chief minister and Congress leader said that even though the coalition government in Karnataka had a "democratic mandate", BJP used external agencies to influence its MLAs to resign from the Assembly and quit the government. He also alleged that Amit Shah and Narendra Modi interfered with the state leadership. 

  • 13:02 (IST)

    All Congress MLAs have 'voluntarily resigned', says party

    Senior party leader including Siddaramaiah on Monday addressed the media after meeting with Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara at his residence. The Congress party announced that all its MLAs have offered to voluntarily resign to 'unite the party' and defeat 'anti-democratic' BJP.

  • 12:49 (IST)

    '6-7 MLAs will come back by today evening from BJP camp,' says Cong leader Zameer Ahmed Khan 

    Congress leader and Karnataka minister Zameer Ahmed Khan said that by Monday evening "at least 6-7 MLAs" of the 10 MLAs who are in the "BJP camp" are going to come back.

Karnataka news LATEST updates: Claiming that no development took place in Karnataka under the Congress-JD(S) government, BJP MLA Arvind Limbavali said,"Today's meeting was called to discuss the issues to be taken up in the Assembly session which begins on 12 July. But this government changed our agenda as they've now come in minority. Question is, will this government stay or not? It was discussed to wait for two more days and see if this government resigns or not, and then decide our course of action. We'll hold a legislative party meet again."

Independent MLA R Shankar resigned from the Karnataka cabinet. Meanwhile, the rebel MLAs staying at Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai are leaving for Goa. This comes at a time when Congress leader DK Shivakumar is on his way to Mumbai to get in touch with the legislators.

Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and others will meet at 7 pm in Bengaluru.

State BJP chief BS Yedyurappa said, "Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has lost the mandate as he has no MLAs, no ministers in his ministry. If he has any conscience left in him, he must resign and give chance for the largest party in the Assembly (BJP) to form the government. All our MLAs have arrived in Bengaluru, and in some time, we will hold the BJP legislative party meeting at the BJP office in Malleshwaram."

Congress, JD(S) workers are protesting in Bengaluru over BJP's alleged horse-trading attempts Meanwhile, Congress workers are also protesting outside a Mumbai hotel where rebel Karnataka MLAs are staying.

State BJP chief and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa is holding a meeting with former Speaker KG Bopaiah at his residence. Yeddyurappa had a discussion with Bopaiah regarding legal advice on further action if there is delay in considerable amount of resignations.

Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara has also resigned, Siddaramaiah was quoted as saying by News18 on Monday.

In a series of tweets, the Congress leader Siddaramaiah hit out at BJP while blaming it squarely for the political crisis in Karnataka. Siddaramaiah said BJP members are "pseudo nationalists with an ulteriwhor motive of destabilizing India's unity". He even called Amit Shah and Narendrq Modi "traitors of the vibrant democracy".

Senior party leader including Siddaramaiah on Monday addressed the media after meeting with Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara at his residence. The Congress party announced that all its MLAs have offered to voluntarily resign to 'unite the party' and defeat 'anti-democratic' BJP.

The former chief minister and Congress leader said that even though the coalition government in Karnataka had a "democratic mandate", BJP used external agencies to influence its MLAs to resign from the Assembly and quit the government. He also alleged that Amit Shah and Narendra Modi interfered with the state leadership.

Karnataka minister and Independent MLA Nagesh has resigned from his minister post, ANI reported. He wrote a letter to the Governor on Monday expressing his desire to support BJP, if the party wants his backing.

Following Nagesh's resignation and wish to join BJP, party leader Shobha Karandlaje said, "We welcome Independent MLA Nagesh. We will accept anybody into our party who is from non-political dispensation. We're not in touch with any rebels of the Congress and JD(S), as long as they are with their parties."

After meeting with Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara at his residence on Monday morning, Congress MP DK Suresh told reporters that it has been decided that Congress MLAs will resign from the Assembly.

In a bid to save the current government, Karnataka Deputy chief minister G Parameshwara called a meeting of Congress leaders on Monday and said, if needed, all Congress MLAs will resign in order to accommodate the needs of the rebel lawmakers. "I have called a breakfast meeting of all the ministers belonging to Congress party to discuss the present political developments and the fallout. We know what BJP is trying to do. If need be, all of us may resign and then accommodate the MLAs," Parameshwara said.

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met dissenting Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy on Monday. According to sources, the meeting took place at an undisclosed location in the city.

In the Parliament, Congress party has given Adjournment Motion Notice in the Lok Sabha saying that 'BJP is trying to topple Congress-JDS government in Karnataka'.

The 13-month-old Karnataka coalition government of JD(S) and Congress slumped into crisis following the resignation of their 11 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly on Saturday. JD(S) MLA H Vishwanath had on Saturday claimed that 14 MLAs have jointly tendered their resignations to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar and requested him to accept them.

With the dramatic turn of events, Kumaraswamy had to cut short his US visit and return to Bengaluru on Sunday, as the state government appears to have fallen into a minority.

Apart from Reddy, who is considered to be a senior Congressman, Anand Singh, Ramesh Jarkiholi, BC Patil, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda, S Hebbar, Mahesh Kumatalli, Gopalayya, and Pratap Gowda Patil also tendered their resignations. However, the Speaker is yet to accept the resignations. As many as 10 of the rebel MLAs are believed to be housed in Mumbai's Sofitel hotel.

However, Congress leader Byrathi Suresh said that all the leaders are together and want the government back. Suresh is brother of Congress leader Byrathi Basavaraj, who is among the 13 MLAs who have submitted their resignations to the Speaker.

Meanwhile, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara invited state ministers from the Congress party for a breakfast meeting at his residence on Monday. Rebel Congress MLAs, who are staying in Sofitel Hotel, on Sunday said that their decision to resign from the Legislative Assembly was final. "We are 10 MLAs here. A total 13 MLAs have submitted resignation to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar and Governor Vajubhai Bala. We all are together. No question of going back to Bengaluru and withdrawing the resignations."

On Sunday, Youth Congress workers staged a protest outside the hotel and asked the MLAs to take back their resignation. They shouted slogans against the BJP and accused it of indulging in horse-trading. The Congress workers including party vice-president Suraj Singh Thakur were detained by the police.

Back in Karnataka, former chief minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah has called for a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on July 9 here in which all MLAs have been asked to attend, failing which strict action will be taken against them. KC Venugopal and Mallikarjun Kharge will also be present in the meeting, which precedes the Assembly Session commencing on 12 July.

While the leaders from Congress have blamed the BJP for the crisis, BJP on its part has denied any role in it. Kharge had slammed the ruling BJP at the Centre for "taking interest in toppling the alliance government in the state." "Today also some MLAs went to Mumbai, they have gone under pressure and they have been told many things. Also, the BJP party in the state has become active with the help of the Centre. Ruling government at Centre has taken interest to topple this alliance govt. They are trying to get rid of this government," Kharge said.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that state unit of the BJP has booked 30 rooms for two days in Ramada Hotel on Doddaballapur Road here for its MLAs. "BJP has booked 30 rooms for two days in Ramada Hotel on Doddaballapur Road here for its MLAs," ANI reported.

Updated Date: Jul 08, 2019 22:54:12 IST