Bangalore: The Karnataka government, it seems, could finally survive the crisis after a late night drama on Thursday at a Goa hotel following which rebel BJP MLAs have indicated that they'll return to the Yeddyurappa fold.
Twelve rebels MLAs holed up at the Taj Exotica in Goa held the key to the Yeddyurappa government remaining in majority in the Karnataka Vidhan Soudha.
Rebel leader Renukacharya told a local TV station that they'll all go back to the BJP fold. But JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy who met the rebels insisted that they're still on his side. The BJP, meanwhile, accused Goa's congress government of holding the rebel MLAs captive - former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikkar and other BJP supporters stormed the hotel. Karnataka minister G Janardhana Reddy who was troubleshooting for Yeddyurappa was not so lucky as he was stopped at the gates. According to some reports, the rebels will make their stand clear on Friday. ...more
06:05 PM, Oct 07, 2010