Bengaluru: Since Saturday morning it was anxious moments for BJP leaders as they tried hard to get the support of the required number of MLAs to prove their majority in the state Assembly, but their hopes collapsed following the oath taking of Congress MLAs, Anand Singh and Prathap Patil, who were in their camp till the afternoon.
The party’s confidence had suffered a jolt on Friday itself following the Supreme Court’s direction to Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to prove his majority in 24 hours, but its leaders continued to make desperate attempts to reach Lingayat MLAs of the Congress and JD(S) MLAs from North Karnataka.
On Saturday also, BJP leaders, huddled in a room adjacent to the CM’s chamber for more discussions, even tried reaching out to Lingayat MLAs of the Congress at the last moment, but their mobiles were not reachable owing to the jammers installed in the House and Assembly lounge.
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