Bengaluru: The Karnataka Congress has plunged into damage control mode with a few defections taking place. Trouble began to brew for the Congress after two senior leaders of the party switched over to BJP.
Mallikayya Guttedar and A S Patil, both MLAs joined the BJP and the reason given is that they were feeling sidelined. Guttedar’s exit in particular is a big jolt for the Congress since he was a six time MLA from Afzalpur constituency. On the other hand, Patil represents Devarahipparagi constituency.