Despite heading for a majority, the Congress is taking no chances in Karnataka.
Two hotels have been booked by the Congress-one in Bengaluru and another in Mahabalipuram, to shelter its MLAs from any poaching attempt.
Congress sources said that the party has booked rooms in the Shangri La hotel in Bengaluru.
They MLAs would be asked to stay there if the party breaches the 130 mark. If the party fails to do so then they would move the MLAs to Tamil Nadu. This is being done to shield the MLAs from any attempts against poaching.
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Resort politics have been a norm in Karnataka. All parties have resorted to resort politics since coalition governments had become the norm.
This time the Congress is being over-cautious as it does not want a repeat of the events that followed post the 2018 assembly polls. The Congress and JD(S) had come together to form the government in 2018, although the BJP had emerged as the single-largest party. The government however survived just one year when the Congress list 17 of its MLAs after they were holed up in a resort in Mumbai. They went on to join the BJP, following which the BJP went on to form the government.
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