The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka would fall due to internal bickering, former Karnataka deputy chief minister and BJP leader KS Eshwarappa has said, adding his party would form the government. Eshwarappa further said the internal bickering in the Congress is responsible for the present political turbulence and the party leaders have been needlessly levelling allegations against the BJP.
Talking to reporters after arriving at the Bengaluru airport late Saturday, Eshwarappa said, "There actually is no need for the BJP to indulge in Operation Kamala to topple the Congress-JD(S) coalition government.”
"All our 104 MLAs are together, unlike the Congress where four to five of their MLAs are going to desert, which could further precipitate confusion and culminate in the fall of the government...and the BJP will form the government," he added.
The present coalition government does not deserve to rule the state as it has failed to govern properly for the past seven months, said former Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka, who also arrived along with Eshwarappa from Gurgaon.
Another BJP MLA Kumar Bangarappa said the Congress-JD(S) government is certain to fall because the Congress has no faith in its MLAs remaining with it and hence, they have been whisked away to a resort on the city outskirts.
"Hundred per cent this government will fall. There is no doubt about it, because what is the necessity for the Congress to whisk its MLAs away to a resort? They can well be left free as we are being left free by our leadership. The Congress is afraid of losing its MLAs," he added.
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The Congress Friday had swiftly moved all its MLAs to the resort on the city outskirts keeping them on leash to "escape" the BJP's alleged "onslaught" to woo its MLAs with money and other allurements.
Another BJP MLA Raju Gowda said some of the MLAs, including himself, had learnt the art of playing resort politics from Chief Minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy.
(With PTI inputs)