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JD(S) and Congress MLAs to stay united at same place: HD Kumaraswamy

Prime News, Karnataka, National, Bengaluru, May 18:- Janata Dal (Secular) state president HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday said his party MLAs along with the Congress will “stay united at same place” in order to prevent “horse-trading” ahead of the trust vote in the Assembly.

“There is no question of fearing, but we have to take some cautions because of previous experiences. We wanted to take special care to represent their (Congress and JD(S) MLAs) living. We are not encouraging horse-trading. To stop it, they are living together,” Kumaraswamy told media persons here.

Accusing the BJP of ‘misusing its power,’ Kumaraswamy said that several MLAs have been contacted by the BJP.

“They are misusing the power. They are masters in misusing all Constitutional institutions. All MLAs of JD(S) and Congress will stay united at same place,” he added.

Earlier on Wednesday, B.S. Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister in Bengaluru after being invited by Governor Vajubhai Vala following a split verdict in the state.

Following this, Congress and JD(S) filed a petition against this decision in the Supreme Court on late Wednesday.

While BJP has managed 105 MLAs (including one Independent seat), they are still short of the halfway mark of 112 by seven MLAs and have been given 15 days to prove their majority in the Karnataka Assembly by the Supreme Court.

“All political leaders in the entire country are now watching the actions taken by the central government – how they are misusing the office. All the leaders have decided to protest against the decision that was unconstitutional,” he added.

Midnight action spilled over into the wee hours of Friday as Congress MLAs lodged at Eagleton Resort in Bidadi and JD(S) MLAs in Shangri-La Hotel in Bengaluru made their way to Hyderabad. –(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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