After the ministers from the JD(S) who were in CM Kumaraswamy's cabinet quit, the party will be moving its MLAs to a resort in Kodagu by Monday evening, say sources. The preparations are being made by the party for their MLAs to stay in the resort Paddington for three days. Republic TV has accessed information about the five-star resort. A staff member from the resort spoke about the details of the arrangements made for the MLAs.
"Thirty-five rooms have been blocked. We have received the information from the MD. He has told us to block. We don't have information about who but we have blocked 35 rooms for three nights. They have told us that arrival will be in the evening. Private pool villas, bungalows and some deluxe rooms have been blocked. I got the information at 1:30 pm at night and it was confirmed in the morning. I've also received a message that they haven't left yet. I have no updates after that. The rooms depend - Our base category starts with Rs 9,000 plus tax and higher category starts with Rs 25,000 plus tax. That's the private pool will which is Rs 25,000 plus tax," she said.
When asked if everything booked under the same category, the staff member said:
"No under different categories. Because we have only 10 private pool villas. All of them have been blocked. Seven bungalows have been blocked and some other deluxe rooms have been blocked too. I don't have information on anything else. I just know that 35 rooms have been blocked."
Resort politics is not new to Karnataka. In September 2018, around five Independent Corporators were escorted to Eagleton resort in Ramanagara on grounds of shielding them from horse trading ahead of the Mayoral polls. Along with them were Congress MLAs who ensured they landed directly in the BBMP council the next day.