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After Tough Escape, Karnataka MLAs Might Have Easier Return as SC Orders Security

The MLAs had to leave the Eagleton Resort in the outskirts of Bengaluru after Yeddyurappa ordered the police to withdraw security at Eagleton and Shangri-La hotel. The Congress MLAs were staying at Eagleton Resort and the JDS were sheltered at Shangri-La.

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Updated:May 18, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
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After Tough Escape, Karnataka MLAs Might Have Easier Return as SC Orders Security
A Sharma Transports bus waits to carry MLAs infront of KPCC office in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)
New Delhi: Their escape was ardous and prolonged but the return of the Congress and JD(S) MLAs from Karnataka back to Bengaluru might be easier. This comes after a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court ordered DGP to ensure security to all the legislators.

The SC has ordered that a floor test be conducted in Karnataka Assembly at 4pm on Saturday. The SC was hearing a petition filed by the Congress-JD(S) combined in Karnataka against the decision of Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa to form the government.

The MLAs had to leave the Eagleton Resort in the outskirts of Bengaluru after Yeddyurappa ordered the police to withdraw security at Eagleton and Shangri-La hotel. The Congress MLAs were staying at Eagleton Resort and the JDS were sheltered at Shangri-La.

The MLAs were initially supposed to be transported to Kerala, but after a “delayed” DGCA clearance they were taken to Hyderabad via road, say sources.

Both Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao had also agreed to host them.

Finally, the newly elected lawmakers were packed in small groups in luxury buses from Sharma travels, owned by a long-time Congress loyalist.

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| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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