Karnataka political crisis: 10 MLAs from the ruling coalition seeks protection
Twelve rebel MLAs — 7 of Congress, 3 of JD(S) and 2 Independents — are in a hotel in Mumbai.
Speaker said that the resignation letters of only five of the 13 legislators from the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), were in order.
The 10 MLAs from the ruling coalition have filed a complaint with Mumbai police, alleging that Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy and Congress leader D. K. Shivakumar are set to swarm into the hotel.
Senior Congress leader and Karnataka Water Resources Minister D.K. Shivakumar have been refused entry into the hotel in Mumbai, where the rebel ruling party MLAs have been staying since Saturday.
"I have come to meet my friends who I have been associated with for three to four decades. They are unhappy with us for some reason. It does not mean all is over," said Mr. Shivakumar.
12 MLAs — seven of Congress, three of JD(S) and two Independents are in the city since Saturday after resigning from the membership of the assembly and withdrawing support to the state’s coalition government.
Late midnight, ten of the MLAs wrote to the police fearing threat to their lives and asked that Shivakumar be prevented from entering the hotel where they are put up.