Bangalore - Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Monday said that ' appropriate action' will be taken against those MLAs, who cross voted in the presidential election.
A disappointed Shettar said a committee would be formed to see what went wrong.
"We will take appropriate action. A committee will be formed and appropriate action will be taken," he said.
The cross voting in the presidential election in Karnataka in favour of Pranab Mukherjee came as an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national leadership, which is expected to send a team here to investigate .
UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee got 117 votes, while BJP-backed candidate P.A. Sangma got 103 votes in Karnataka.
Pranab Mukherjee was on Sunday elected the 13th President of India defeating P.A. Sangma by a huge margin.
Mukherjee secured a vote value of 7,13,763, garnering 69.3 per cent of the total 10,29,750 valid votes polled. Sangma, who was backed by BJP and some other opposition parties like AIADMK and BJD, trailed far behind with 3,15,987 vote value in the polling.