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'BJP making fresh bid to topple Congress-JD(S) coalition govt': K'nataka Dy CM G Parameshwara

  Speaking to reporters, Parameshwara charged that there were efforts to woo 'some MLAs' from his party, Congress, but he refused to divulge their names.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Bengaluru Published on: January 01, 2019 16:40 IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Karnataka Chief
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Karanataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of making fresh attempts to topple the JDS-Congress coalition government in the state, asserting that it would not succeed.

"BJP is an expert in horse trading. They have already proved it last time. This time also they tried (to unsettle the government) but they failed in their attempt. Again, they are making a fresh bid," the deputy chief minister alleged.

Speaking to reporters, Parameshwara charged that there were efforts to woo 'some MLAs' from his party, Congress, but he refused to divulge their names.

"Some MLAs are there and attempts are being made to arrange their meetings with the BJP national president.

"We have information that they are making attempts (to topple the government) but they will not succeed," he said. "Government is safe and there is no need to panic," he asserted.

Parameshwara's charge comes amid reports that disgruntled Congress MLA, Ramesh Jarkiholi, who was dropped from the ministry in the recent reshuffle, has been camping in Delhi.

He has remained incommunicado since he was removed from the ministry.

His brother Satish Jarkiholi, a minister in Kumaraswamy government, also said that he too came to know that Ramesh was in Delhi.

He did not rule out the possibility of some other miffed MLAs being with him.

The BJP on December 31 had maintained that it was not trying to dislodge the coalition government in Karnataka while the Congress had claimed it has evidence of 'horse trading' of its MLAs, alleging that they were each 'offered' Rs 25 crore to 30 crore.

State BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa had demanded that Congress produce proof to substantiate its claim.

Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah had responded, saying he would produce evidence at the "appropriate time.

(With PTI inputs)

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