Home Tags Horse trading
Topic: horse trading
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a rally in West Bengal’s Sreerampur, said that “forty TMC MLAs are in touch” with him.
With the Congress desperate to keep its numbers intact, the party's MLAs are remaining confined in a resort on the city outskirts fearing a poaching bid by BJP.
The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress also warned that action would be taken against absentees. This comes amid rumours of MLAs defecting to the opposition camp. The blame game between the BJP and the fragile JD(S)-Congress coalition continues, even as the BJP flew its 104 MLAs to a hotel in Gurugram. ThePrint asks: Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics? There should be zero tolerance for anybody who defects from a party Rajeev Gowda MP, Congress Speakers should do the job that they are constitutionally assigned to do – to disqualify any member who leaves the party he/she is affiliated to and on whose ticket he/she was elected. In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, we have had MLAs who left their parties and defected to the ruling party....
BJP, which had emerged as single-largest party in Karnataka, believes it was robbed of its rightful mandate by Congress and JD(S).