Bengaluru, Sept 11: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Tuesday termed the report in a section of the press about some Congress MLAs would quit their seats and join Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) to trigger the fall of JD(S)-Congress government in the state, as far from truth while Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy termed as untrue and said it was mere media speculation.
"BJP is spreading such stories without any base and there is no possibility of any Congress legislator quitting the party and joining BJP," Dr Parameshwara said.
Speaking to reporters here, the DCM said, "I had directly spoken to Mr Satish Jarkiholi, who along with his seven brothers are rumoured to join BJP shortly. He (Mr Jarkiholi) has clarified that the news is false and he has no plan to quit the party instead working for the success of the party candidates in the Lok Sabha election due next year."
News about Congress MLAs joining BJP is far from truth: Param, HDK