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Congress, JD-S will protect MLAs: Kumaraswamy

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Bengaluru, May 17: Former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday said they will protect all the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) MLAs to prevent any poaching ahead of the trust vote in the assembly. “Congress and JD-S will protect all their MLAs in Karnataka,” Kumaraswamy told the media here. Kumaraswamy said that the JD-S will give security to its MLAs in the state. “We have to protect them and all 37 MLAs of the JD-S are with me,” he said, adding that he was keeping an eye on the moves of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (IANS)