Congress and JD(S) leaders have alleged that they were being threatened at Bengaluru resort which prompted their parties to take them to a safe place. Congress has alleged that they were forced to change the destination–Kochi– and eventually take a road route to Hyderabad. “MLAs who were staying at Bengaluru resort received threats, we wanted to take them to Kerala by air but permission was not granted, ultimately they had to travel by road. Is this democracy? No one trusts Constitution anymore, people have faith only in judiciary: Ghulam Nabi Azad was quoted as saying by ANI. Both Congress and JD(U) MLAs are staying in Hyderabad. According to ANI, Congress MLAs have arrived at Hyderabad’s Taj Krishna Hotel. Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) head Uttam Kumar Reddy was also present.Congress, JD(S) MLAs in Bengaluru were moved out in buses to Hyderabad in an overnight journey. Earlier, both Congress and JD(S) had planned to fly the lawmakers out of Karnataka but this plan was dropped when permission was reportedly not granted.Midnight action continued till the wee hours of Friday as Congress MLAs lodged at Eagleton resort and JD(S) MLAs in Shangri-La hotel in Bengaluru made their way to Hyderabad. JD(S) Chief HD Deve Gowda visited Tirupati temple in the night.JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday said his party MLAs along with the Congress will stay united at the same place in order to prevent horse-trading ahead of the trust vote in the assembly.”There is no question of fear, but we have to take some cautions because of previous experiences. We wanted to take special care to represent their (Congress and JD(S) MLAs) living. We are not encouraging horse-trading. To stop it, they are living together,” Kumaraswamy told the media.Accusing the BJP of “misusing its power”, Kumaraswamy said that several MLAs have been contacted by the BJP.(With agency inputs)

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