Bengaluru/New Delhi: In a dramatic development in the Karnataka drama, police have located two Congress MLAs Anand Singh and Pratap Gouda. They were found in a hotel along with BJP MLA Somashekhar Reddy. Congress is confident that both will now vote for the Congress One of the MLAs, Gouda, was seen haveing lunch with Cong MLAs in the Vidhan Soudha.
"Pratap Gowda Patil has come. He will take oath as an MLA then he will vote for the Congress. He will not betray Congress party," said DK Shivakumar of Congress
Gouda's entry to Assembly was very dramatic
Earlier, disposing off an application by the Congress and the JD-S questioning Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to appoint K.G. Bopaiah as the pro tem speaker in the Assembly, the Supreme Court on Saturday said he will remain the interim speaker and there will be a daylong live telecast of the Assembly proceedings involving administering of oath to the newly elected members, followed by floor test of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa at 4 p.m.A bench comprising Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice Ashok Bhushan recorded a statement by the Karnataka government that there will be a live telecast of the Assembly proceedings, currently in progress.The court also noted that several regional channels will be provided with live feeds for the telecast.