15/01/2019 4:13 PM IST

Karnataka: Two MLAs Withdraw Support To Congress-JD(S) Coalition Govt

H Nagesh (Independent) and R Shankar (KPJP) have written to the governor conveying their decision.

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A file photo of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.

BENGALURU — In a blow to the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka, two MLAs on Tuesday withdrew support to the government headed by HD Kumaraswamy.

H Nagesh (Independent) and R Shankar (KPJP) have written to governor Vajubhai Vala conveying their decision.

In separate identical letters, available to the media, the lawmakers said they were withdrawing support extended to the coalition government of the Congress and the JD(S) with immediate effect.

The MLAs, who are now staying in a Mumbai hotel, requested the governor to take “necessary action.”

Both the Congress and the BJP have been accusing each other of trying to lure legislators.

The BJP MLAs are presently camping in Gurgaon, amid reports that some Congress and Independent MLAs are staying at a hotel in Mumbai.

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