- 2 Congress lawmakers missing, hours before Karnataka trust vote
- The MLAs were being held captive at a Bengaluru hotel, alleges Congress
- Senior police officers visit Goldfinch hotel to look for the MLAs
"Pratap Gowda won't betray us," Congress leader DK Shivkumar said, who has been in charge of guarding his party's lawmakers and organizing their "protection".
Anand Singh, seen for the first time in four days, sat with Mr Shivkumar in the house.
When their names were called out in the assembly for their oath in the morning, Mr Singh and Mr Patil were believed to have been inside room 406 of Gold Finch hotel.
The lawmakers, the Congress alleged, had been flown into Bengaluru on a chartered flight by BJP legislator Somasekhara Reddy, who was also missing from the assembly in the morning.
Somasekhara Reddy is the brother of Janardhana Reddy, the mining kingpin closely associated with the BJP though the party has officially disowned him.
The BJP has 103 lawmakers, eight short of the 111-majority mark. The Congress says it has "all 78 lawmakers" and the Janata Dal Secular has 37.
Asked about the missing legislators in the morning, Mr Shivakumar had said: "Their seats are vacant. Their seats are allotted along with us. They will be with us."
Anand Singh had earlier been quoted by the Congress as well as Janata Dal Secular that he had been "kidnapped" by the BJP and threatened with criminal action by the Enforcement Directorate in an illegal mining case against him.
For the brief time they spent at the Gold Finch, the road to the hotel was blocked by policemen and the media.