A day after the Congress claimed that the BJP’s alleged attempts at poaching some of its legislators have been defeated by its show of strength at the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting, former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said Congress and JDS need not worry as BJP will not destabilise the government. “Our MLAs are returning to Bengaluru from Delhi. We will tour the state and analyse the situation of drought. We will not destabilize this govt at any cost. Congress and JDS need not worry,” Yeddyurappa was quoted as saying by ANI.
On Friday, four Congress lawmakers gave the crucial party meeting a skip, without giving any reason for their absence. The CLP meet was called as a show of strength in a counter to an alleged bid by the BJP to topple the coalition government in Karnataka. The CLP meeting is expected to be begin today at 12 pm.
The absentee MLAs were: Ramesh Jarkiholi, who was dropped as minister in the recent cabinet rejig and is said to be extremely unhappy over it, B Nagendra, Umesh Jadhav and Mahesh Kumatahalli.