Karnataka Congress Ministers Leave Resort, CLP Meeting Cancelled: Highlights

While the Congress denied the reports, several of its leaders were spotted heading to the hospital.

Karnataka Congress Ministers Leave Resort, CLP Meeting Cancelled: Highlights

All leaders going back to their constituencies: Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao

New Delhi/Bengaluru:

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:

Jan 21, 2019 14:25 (IST)
A three-day State Mourning has been declared, says Chief Minister H D Kumara Swamy. 

The state government has declared one day holiday on Tuesday for all schools, colleges and government offices. 
Jan 21, 2019 14:06 (IST)
The cremation to take place tomorrow at 4:30 in the evening 

Jan 21, 2019 14:04 (IST)
Karnataka Seer, 111, Dies; HD Kumaraswamy, Top Leaders Visit Hospital
Jan 21, 2019 13:58 (IST)
Congress Lawmaker JN Ganesh Admits There Was A Fight
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. 
Jan 21, 2019 13:51 (IST)
"Initially we came over here to fight the attempt to destabilize our government by BJP. There is serious attempt even now being made by BJP to fall our government. But we are confident that our government is safe, secure, strong and stable and we will be able to fight this desperate attempt by BJP," Mr Rao said. 

"We all visited hospital and met our colleague Anant Singh and enquired about his health. I wish him speedy recovery. Today we are leaving from here with confidence. Notices have been issued to all the four leaders," he added.
Jan 21, 2019 13:13 (IST)
Leaders Going Back To Their Constituencies: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao
Jan 21, 2019 13:10 (IST)
Congress Leader Anand Singh's Report
Jan 21, 2019 12:59 (IST)
CLP Meeting Cancelled
Jan 21, 2019 12:44 (IST)
Congress Lawmaker JN Ganesh's Clarification
Jan 21, 2019 12:42 (IST)
BJP hit out at Congress lawmakers on Sunday
Jan 21, 2019 12:39 (IST)
On Friday, the Congress moved 76 of its 80 lawmakers to the resort amid fears of poaching by the BJP. Tension had been brewing since last weekend, when the party accused the BJP of launching "Operation Lotus' - a term coined in 2008 when the party allegedly engineered defections of opposition legislators to ensure that its government headed by Mr Yeddyurappa remains stable.