Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Friday said there was no threat to his government if the MLAs supporting the former Minister and independent candidate for Bellary byelection B Sriramulu quit the party.

Asked whether the BJP Government would collapse if the three MLAs — Somashekar Reddy, Suresh Babu and Nagendra — quit the party in support of Mr. Sriramulu, the Chief Minister, who was in Mandya to conduct a review meeting, told presspersons that nothing would happen to the Government.

Defending the show-cause notices served on the MLAs campaigning for Mr. Sriramulu, he said the MLAs should campaign for the party's candidate. Notices had been served on them by the State party president for “anti-party” activities.

To a question on whether the Belgaum Municipal Corporation would be dissolved, the Chief Minister said that notices had been served on the Mayor and deputy mayor and action would follow based on their reply.

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