Rebel MLAs from Karnataka Congress return to Bengaluru; claim 'it was all miscommunication'
Bengaluru: Putting an end to the political crisis in Karnataka, five rebel MLAs returned to Bengaluru last night. At least three MLAs have talked to the media and cleared the air over their absence. Cabinet minister in Karnataka government Zameer Ahmed Khan said that party high-command will decide the fate of the 4 dissenting MLAs and added that decision to disqualify them has been taken in the CLP meeting and a letter has already been given to Governor Vajubhai Vala.

Khan accused the BJP of leading them astray from their path and said that they have now realised that the path they had chosen was a wrong one and that they will have to suffer on that path.

Talking to ANI, Karnataka Congress MLA Mahesh Kumathalli said that he had small issues with Congress leaders and clarified that there was some miscommunication. Saying that he was not satisfied with some of the party decisions he further added that he has returned as this is a budget session.

Another disgruntled Karnataka Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav also accepted that he had small issues with party leaders in his constituency. “I will discuss those issues separately. Mallikarjun Kharge is a big leader and I can’t speak anything against them. I'll speak at an appropriate time. I have come to attend the budget session,” he said.

Meanwhile, JD(S) MLA Narayana Gowda claimed that the BJP can never purchase him and added that he can bring 10 BJP MLAs if he wants. The MLA further claimed that he was admitted in hospital after food poisoning and said that he had hospital bills to prove that he is not lying. MLA Ramesh Jharkiholi who had been incommunicado for the past few days also returned to Bengaluru last night.

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