The Congress in Karnataka took its leaders to a resort outside Bengaluru on Friday night in a bid to keep them together.
But state lawmaker Anand Singh was allegedly involved in a brawl with a colleague on Saturday evening at a resort near Bengaluru where the Congress has sequestered 76 lawmakers "to protect them from the BJP". He was hospitalised on Sunday after he was allegedly hit on the head with a bottle by JN Ganesh. Mr Singh's wife has now has threatened to take legal action against Mr Ganesh.
"If it is true that Ganesh beat up my husband, my children and I will not keep quiet and will take legal action against him," Laxmi Singh said.
"We had come here to fight the attempt by BJP to destabilize this government. We are very confident that our government is safe, secure and strong," said Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao said today.
Here are the highlights of the cancelled CLP meeting:
On the other hand JN Ganesh, the lawmaker accused of hitting Anand Singh on the head with a bottle during their fight at Eagleton resort admitted - unlike his Congress party - that there was a fight, but added that it did not quite go the way it is believed so far.
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao: All the MLAs are going back to their constituencies. We had come here to fight the attempt by BJP to destabilize this government. We are very confident that our government is safe, secure and strong. pic.twitter.com/IRMM9P6Dpj- ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2019
R Reddy, Congress in Bengaluru: Last night they called me that there's a meeting today but later they decided not to have any meeting. Most of the MLAs have left the resort. Few who are there will also go back Everything is okay. Because of BJP there was confusion, now it's okay. pic.twitter.com/Mccb1ExSJt- ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2019
What more proof do we need to tell all is not well within Congress..- BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) January 20, 2019
Congress MLA's in Eagleton resort indulged in physical fight & 1 MLA is admitted. How long will congress be in denial mode & blame BJP for all their differences?
When political party is lame, it loves to blame pic.twitter.com/4IWSr5xUWi