BJP`s efforts to win dissident MLAs failed?

The crisis for the BJP Government in Karnataka deepened on Saturday with efforts to win them over the rebel MLAs apparently failing as high drama in Goa marked rival JD(S)` attempts to woo them to its side.

Updated: Oct 09, 2010, 21:18 PM IST

Bangalore/Panaji: The crisis for the BJP
Government in Karnataka deepened on Saturday with efforts to win
them over the rebel MLAs apparently failing as high drama in
Goa marked rival JD(S)` attempts to woo them to its side.

BJP emissaries in Goa virtually conceded as much and
Revenue Minister Renukacharya, who originally led the
dissidents and now back in Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa`s
camp, said in Panaji that "they (the dissidents) have struck a
secret understanding with the JD(S)".

With just a day left for the crucial trial of strength
in the state Assembly on Monday, rebel MLA Anand Asnotikar
told reporters outside the Panaji airport before returning to
Bangalore that they have not been kidnapped.

Renukacharya, who has been deserted by the dissidents,
said the MLAs have cheated the people of their constituencies
by taking "huge amounts" to go with the Opposition.

JD(S) leader and Lok Sabha member N Cheluvarayaswamy
told reporters at Goa airport: "We will win (Yeddyurappa
government would lose trust vote). They (the dissidents)
Congress and we (JDS) have the required numbers (to form the
government).

Cheluvarayaswamy was seen at Goa airport along with
party leader Zameer Ahmed and BJP dissident MLA H S
Shankaralinge Gowda.

PTI