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Congress took their MLAs into resort to save the spilt.

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New Delhi:19/1:(odiannews):The Congress on Friday took its lawmakers to a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru after four of them skipped a key party meeting, according to senior party leaders. Former chief minister Siddaramaiah announced the move after four MLAs — Ramesh Jarkiholi, B Nagendra, Umesh Jadhav and Mahesh Kumathahalli — gave the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting a miss. The move is seen as an attempt to thwart a reported rebellion within the party and an alleged attempt by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to topple the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government. Earlier, Siddaramaiah, who is also the CLP leader, had made it clear that those skipping the meeting will face action under the anti-defection law, which disallows MPs/ MLAs to switch parties after elections (unless they make up more than a third of the strength of the party) and make the members follow the whips issued by their party.