Karnataka crisis Highlights: Threat to Kumaraswamy govt? BJP, Congress-JD(S) trade charges over poaching of MLAs

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Updated:Jan 14, 2019 9:12:31 pm

Karnataka crisis LIVE updates: B S Yeddyurappa to discuss political developments in Karnataka with key BJP leaders today in Delhi.

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Rubbishing reports about the BJPattempting ‘Operation Lotus’ to topple the coalition government in Karnataka, state party chief B S Yeddyurappa Monday said there was no truth in it and alleged that the Congress-JD(S) combine was trying to lure opposition MLAs.

He came out to clear the air after senior Congress party leader DK Shivakumar accused the BJP of luring several opposition MLAs into their fold. “Horse trading is going on in the state. Three of our MLAs are in Mumbai in a hotel with some BJP MLAs and leaders. We are aware of what has transpired there and how much has been offered to them,” he said on Sunday. He also said that the development was part of BJP’s “Operation Lotus”, which is aimed at ousting the coalition government in Karnataka. Senior BJP leaders in Karnataka also refuted the claims with former Karnataka CM and senior leader BS Yeddyurappa saying,”There is no truth to all these rumours. This is between Congress and JD(S). We are not in touch with any of their MLAs. We are only focused on keeping our MLAs energised.” Union minister and BJP leader from Karnataka DV Sadanand Gowda advised the Congress to keep their house in order. “They (Congress) should keep their house in order. They are not able to keep their MLAs in Karnataka together and simply pinpointing at BJP,” he said.

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Karnataka crisis LIVE updates: BJP, Congress-JD(S) trade poaching charges, BJP to shunt MLAs to resort

20:33 (IST)14 Jan 2019
Kumaraswamy said he knew all about who the BJP was contacting and what kind of offers it was using to lure them.
19:03 (IST)14 Jan 2019
No truth in Cong-JDS charge that BJP is trying to topple govt: Yeddyurappa

Rubbishing reports about the BJPattempting 'Operation Lotus' to topple the coalition government in Karnataka, state party chief B S Yeddyurappa Monday said there was no truth in it and alleged that the Congress-JD(S) combine was trying to lure opposition MLAs.

17:59 (IST)14 Jan 2019
Kumaraswamy dismisses reports about BJP's alleged efforts to topple Karnataka govt

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said there was no question of "instability" in the Congress-JD(S) dispensation as he sought to downplay reports about the BJP allegedly attempting 'Operation Lotus' to topple his government. "I have noticed reports in sections of the media (about 'Operation Lotus'). Today too I saw a media report stating that on January 17, President's rule will be imposed in the state. I don't know who is feeding such reports to the media...I was surprised to see the report," Kumaraswamy said.

17:09 (IST)14 Jan 2019
Nobody said that MLAs going to destabilise the govt: Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara

Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara has asserted that it is an attempt of the saffron party to destabilise the state government. He said, "BJP leaders are saying this govt will fall. But it won't happen. Some of our MLAs have gone, they can go for temples, holiday, family outings, we don't know. Nobody said that they're going to join BJP & destabilise the govt. All our MLAs are intact."

17:02 (IST)14 Jan 2019
B S Yeddyurappa to discuss political developments in Karnataka with key BJP leaders in Delhi

Karnataka BJP president B S Yeddyurappa will hold a meeting later in the day in Delhi to discuss ongoing political events in the state and other issues.

16:57 (IST)14 Jan 2019
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy promised our Kalaburgi MLA money and minister's post: Yeddyurappa

Senior BJP Leader from Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa alleged that state CM HD Kumaraswamy has promised money and ministerial post to BJP MLA from Kalaburgi. "Despite being the CM of Karnataka, he is doing horse trading, he promised money & ministership to our Kalaburgi MLA, that's why we are here showing unity. We will be here for another 1-2 days," Yeddyurappa said.

Karnataka crisis LIVE updates: The Congress party and Janata Dal (Secular) alliance in Karnataka has not been a smooth one. The two parties joined hands after Karnataka gave a fractured mandate in the 224 members strong Karnataka Vidhan Sabha.
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