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Karnataka: Congress MLAs are summoned to the meeting to find the dissidents.

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New Delhi:18/1:(odiannews):The Congress, which has an alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular) in the southern state, and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) resumed an acrimonious verbal battle after oneday rest, accusing each other of trying to poach their members of the legislative assembly (MLAs)Some of the 80 MLAs of Congress were still missing (3-5, according to PTI), and thought to be in Mumbai, keeping up the suspense over their intentions. One of the alleged dissenters, B Nagendra, arrived in the state capital to attend a court hearing and rubbished speculation that he had been poached by the BJP, but was unsure if he would attend meeting on Friday. In a tense end game in  latest political drama in Karnatak is set to play itself out on Friday, when the Congress has summoned a meeting of its legislators for a show of hands, seeking to identify turncoats with a warning that absentees will be expelled from the party.