Bengaluru: Congress leaders are reportedly planning to meet and convince some of the MLAs not to push for acceptance of their resignations.
At least seven of the ten who have been holed up in Mumbai are heading back to Bengaluru on Wednesday. The rebel MLAs will arrive at the Vidhana Soudha at around 10 am and meet the Speaker with whom they have already sought an appointment.
They include Siddaramaiah loyalists Mr S.T. Somashekar and Mr Bhairathi Basavaraj as well as JD(S)' Mr A.H. Vishwanath, and Congress rebels Mr Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mr Mahesh Kumatalli, Mr B.C. Patil and Mr Shivaram Hebbar. The eighth man could be Ramalinga Reddy, who has stayed on in Bengaluru even as his daughter Sowmya Reddy, Jayanagar MLA, has expressed her unease at the treatment meted out to her father.
Ms Reddy as well Anjali Nimbalkar, Khanapur, MLA and three others are also reportedly being wooed by the BJP, sources said....