Parrikar and other BJP leaders met the 15 rebel MLAs at Taj Exotica Resort at Benaulim in Goa. After the meeting Parrikar told that the rebel MLAs have certain grievances with the government.
"That does not mean that they are supporting Congress. The Congress has been trying to woo them with all possible means," said Parrikar.
Mean while on Friday, Oct 8 Karnataka Speaker has issued anti-defection notice to 11 dissident legislators. These legislators have to reply for the notice before Sunday, Oct 10.
BJP accused that the Congress part is trying to woo the legislators. BJP told that the Congress leaders including Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik didn't allow Karnataka's Tourism minister Janardhan Reddy to meet with the legislators.
On Thursday, Oct 7 former Karnataka Chief Minister and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy told the media that many of the rebel MLAs are still against Yedyurappa government.
The first BJP government in South India was reduced to minority after 14 BJP MLAs and 5 independent MLAs withdrew the support. Karnataka Governor asked Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to prove majority in the Assembly by Oct 12. Later Yeddyurappa announced that his government will prove majority by Oct 11.