BJP are poaching our MLAs, we’re taking necessary steps: Congress

As Karnataka’s political scenario gets intensive, the state’s Congress Party leaders have alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to “poach” their MLAs in an attempt to establish majority to form the government in Karnataka.Congress leader DK Shivkumar said,”They (BJP) are poaching our MLAs, and we know that. Every day, there is a lot of pressure. But it not so easy, as two parties have the necessary numbers. However, we are taking all necessary steps.”

“We believe in all our MLAs. BJP is trying hard to get them. They don’t believe in democracy; they just want power. All the people are happy, nobody is unhappy here,” he said. “All the Congress MLAs are intact. Nobody is missing. We are confident of forming the government,” he told reporters here, prior to the Congress party meeting at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office.

MB Patil of Congress said,”We are all together All this is false news. In fact there are 6 BJP people, who are touch with us.”

Results of the Karnataka Assembly polls announced on Tuesday evening showed that the BJP won 104 seats, emerging as the single largest party, while the Congress and JDS bagged 78 and 37 seats, respectively.Soon after, the Congress announced that it would support the JDS, taking their total seat share to 117, thus resulting in a fractured mandate.