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  1. Bad news for Congress in Karnataka: MLA Anand Singh to resign, two others missing, say reports

Bad news for Congress in Karnataka: MLA Anand Singh to resign, two others missing, say reports

Karnataka: Even as the Congress is trying hard to keep its flock together in Karnataka, everything doesn't appear to be happening the way it wants.

By: | Bengaluru | Published: May 17, 2018 7:27 PM
karnataka congress setback Bengaluru: JD(S) Supremo H D Deve Gowda, Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad, former CM Siddaramaiah, JD(S) leader H. D. Kumaraswamy with JD(S) and Congress party supporters and MLAs stage dharna in front of Gandhi Statue near Vidhan Soudha to protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invitation to BJP to form the government, in Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

Karnataka: Even as the Congress is trying hard to keep its flock together in Karnataka, everything doesn’t appear to be happening the way it wants. Vijayanagara MLA Anand Singh has said he would resign from the Congress after taking oath as the member of the Karnataka Assembly, according to a report by India Today TV. Singh also said he will not join the BJP but don’t support the Congress either during the test of strength on the floor of the House.

Two other MLAs of the Congress are also reportedly missing. The BJP needs the support of eight more MLAs to continue to rule Karnataka for the next five years. Even if it fails to get the direct support of the MLAs, the party’s position would get strong if it manages to convince some MLAs to abstain from voting during the floor test.

Earlier in the day when asked about reports of Congress MLAs Pratap Gowda Patil and Anand Singh missing, Ramalinga Reddy of the Congress was quoted as saying by ANI, “We are 117, out of that 1 or 2 are in touch with our leaders. They will come back, nothing to worry.”

Some reports say that MLA from Bellary rural – Nagenda – has also gone missing.

Congress had earlier alleged that Anand Singh was in the “clutches of Narendra Modi”.

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy had alleged that the Centre was using Enforcement Directorate against Singh to force him to not back the Congress. ”

“I have not spoken to Anand Singh. One of the Congress MLAs told me that Singh called him and expressed his problem stating that (central government) offices are being used to pressurise him,” he claimed.

The Congress has kept all its MLAs at the Eagleton resort in Bengaluru. One of the MLAs Rajsekhar Patil today left the resort on “health grounds”.

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  1. Bewakoof Janta
    May 19, 2018 at 11:35 am
    Mr. Modi please let the nation know what is the price of each MLA being ed to MLA and which part of India is being sold to arrange for the money?
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      Narasimhamurthy
      May 18, 2018 at 10:12 pm
      bjp will definitely come out successful in tomorrow’s floor test. JD’s is a party which has no values or principle. except power mongering by hook or crook. What a shame. now true character of HD Kumaraswamy and his great father stands exposed. getting 3rd place yet wants 1st place as CM. What an irony.
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        Deshbhakt
        May 19, 2018 at 8:12 am
        Offcourse BJP bhakt ji...beimani or chori se....sab loktantr kii dajji ud gayii...Modiji desh ko Duba ke rakh degein...
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        Ravi Menon
        May 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm
        “Ruling” Karnataka? This is a democratic country, not a kingdom. Governments are supposed to govern, not rule. Hope the press does not perpetuate feudal terminology of this sort.
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          Deshbhakt
          May 19, 2018 at 8:17 am
          Notebandi money is used in horsetrading by BJP. All public money is used in such cases. Money gone and all promises diminished....feku enjoying his PMship....rest sab bhaad mein jaaye
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          Ravi Menon
          May 18, 2018 at 7:29 pm
          “Ruling” Karnataka? This is a democratic country, not a kingdom. Governments are supposed to govern, not rule. Hope the press does not perpetuate feudal terminology of this sort.
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          1. Gala Green
            May 17, 2018 at 8:03 pm
            Congress is very bad.. But bjp wants to Congress MLAs... ?? Black money .. Poaching... Why not become CM after proving majority ? We wanted bjp govt.. But not like this
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              Aswath
              May 19, 2018 at 12:04 am
              Only people who have visited JAIL will become Chief Ministers in INDIA.
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