Congress-JD(S) legislators may head to Hyderabad

Bengaluru: With Governor Mr Vajubhai Vala inviting BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister and extending 15 days time to prove majority, both the JD(S) and the Congress have decided to move their legislators out of Karnataka. 

Soon after the news broke, the JDS MLAs checked out of the swank Shangri -La hotel in the city and were moved to an undisclosed destination with speculation running high that they could be moved to Hyderabad.

Mr Kumaraswamy, who conferred with party supremo Mr Deve Gowda has publicly aired his concerns that apart from tapping their phones, the BJP government at the centre was preparing to launch IT raids on his legislators, as they had done when Congress leader D.K.Shivakumar had sequestered Congress legislators from Gujarat at the Eagleton resort here.

The move to Hyderabad could take place as early as Thursday. This will include the 78 Congress legislators who are camping at Eagleton Resorts. 

Both the political parties apprehend that the BJP would use central agencies like IT department to armtwist the legislators to switch loyalty, sourcessaid.  

The BJP may target those who joined the Congress party in the recent past.


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