Karnataka Crisis: As Karnataka is getting ready for one of the most crucial trust vote on Thursday, the security for the group of rebel MLAs who are in Mumbai has bee tightened. The hotel in Mumbai where all of the MLAs are staying has been the center of all the controversies in the past week when Congress minister DK Shivakumar stayed outside the hotel in order to meet the rebel MLAs. As per the reports, just before the floor test which is anticipated to make or break the Congress-JDS Coalition, the MLAs have been shifted to the top floors at the Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai. Numerous layers of security have been applied at the hotel so that no outsider or leader can reach the MLAs just to avoid any conspiracy. As per the sources, no one is permitted to enter the floors on which the rebel MLAs are staying. Many personnel of the Mumbai Police has been appointed at the hotels in civil clothes to keep a security check so that no one can meet the MLAs.

Previously, a group of MLAs has written an application to the Mumbai Police Commissioner and asked for security. In the application, the MLAs mentioned that Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ghulam Nabi Azad may try to meet them but they have no intention of meeting any Congress leader either belonging to Karnataka or Maharashtra.

As per the latest reports, the movement of the rebel MLAs has been restricted and this has happened for the first time. The rebel MLAs are urged to stay in their rooms only and all the meetings will be scheduled in their rooms only.

All the MLAs are waiting for Tuesday’s hearing in the Supreme Court as the MLAs approached the highest judiciary when their resignations were rejected by the Speaker due to the wrong format.

The JDS and Congress alliance came into a major danger when 13 MLAs of the two parties resigned and following them, other MLAs also joined the rebels and the numbers of the ruling alliance went down in the Karnataka assembly.

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