Kerala tourism invites MLAs to relax at resorts


Kerala tourism invites MLAs to relax at resorts

Adityanath has been part of BJP victory celebrations in other states in the past. The Karnataka results were special for Adityanath also

Adityanath has been part of BJP victory celebrations in other states in the past. The Karnataka results were special for Adityanath also

Karnataka witnessed a dramatic contest between the Congress and the BJP as votes cast in elections on Saturday were counted this morning.

Meanwhile, the state government has made a decision to exempt the tourism sector from the purview of the frequent hartals being called in the state. Keeping that in mind, neighbouring state Kerala took a dig at MLAs from Karnataka. A tweet by Kerala tourism invited Karnataka's newly-elected lawmakers to the "safe and beautiful" resorts of God's Own Country.

On Tuesday, the BJP was the single largest party in the Karnataka assembly while the Congress came in second followed by Janata Dal (Secular).

Soon after the declaration of Assembly election results in Karnataka, the Tourism Department of Kerala on Tuesday invited MLAs from the neighbouring state for a "safe stay" in its attractive resorts. The tweet may have been a jibe at politically turbulent times in Tamil Nadu, when 120 lawmakers from AIADMK were sequestered for days at a resort outside Chennai by VK Sasikala, who wanted to prevent anyone joining "rebel" O Panneerselvam or OPS. While netizens were sparring over the tweet, some seasoning it with their own spices to the now common horse-trading business of politics, the Congress and the JD (S) made a decision to host MLAs at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangalore. The tweet came soon after the visit of political party leaders to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to claim the formation of a Government.