Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Jan 16 (ANI): Karnataka Congress In-charge KC Venugopal on Wednesday clarified that there is no internal fight in the Congress and he is in touch with party MLAs who are in Mumbai.
"I'm in touch with all our MLAs. This drama is going to end in a day or two. We are all together and there is no internal fight in Congress. This (speculation) is all baseless," Venugopal told ANI.
The Congress leader's clarification came after certain media reports, while quoting him, claimed that an internal fight had taken place within the party.
Earlier in the day, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had said the Congress MLAs who are in Mumbai are constantly in touch with him and assured that the three legislators will return soon.
Speaking to media here, Kumaraswamy reaffirmed that the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition is going on smoothly in Karnataka.
"MLAs (Congress MLAs in Mumbai hotel) are unreachable to the media, not to me. I am in touch with everybody and I am speaking to everybody, they will come back. Our coalition is going on smoothly. I was relaxed and I am relaxed. Don't worry, be happy," the Chief Minister said.
The Congress had alleged that its three MLAs were taken to Mumbai by the BJP in an attempt to lure them into their fold.
The BJP, while dismissing these claims, alleged poaching attempts by the Congress. The BJP, in fact, has housed all its 104 MLAs in a hotel in Gurugram, fearing poaching by the Congress. (ANI)