Karnataka BJP Crisis: Congress, JDS Demand Dismissal of Yediyurappa Govt

Karnataka BJP Crisis: Congress, JDS Demand Dismissal of Yediyurappa Govt Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa- (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Congress and the JD(S) on Thursday (June 17) demanded the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and said that “lack of leadership is leading to anarchy” in the state. The demand from the two opposition parties in the state comes at a time when there are reports of some MLAs and ministers being dissatisfied with the leadership of the CM.

“I demand that the Governor should intervene and dismiss the BJP government immediately against the backdrop of anarchy prevailing in the state due to the infighting in the BJP,” tweeted Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah.

In another tweet, he added that the Vidhan Sabha in the state had shifted to the BJP office and Kumarakrupa Guest House with ministers and MLAs absent from their offices and constituencies.

Siddaramaiah also said that when the CM is busy saving his chair instead of actively work to solve the COVID-19 crisis in the state

The attack from the Opposition comes at a time when BJP leader Arun Singh is on a visit to the state to address the grievances of some leaders in BJP against the top leadership in the state.

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy said, “The media reports say that the search for a leader to replace the existing one (Yediyurappa) has begun, but no suitable person is available”.

“What is the use of a government which does not have leadership…Dissolve it first,” Kumaraswamy tweeted.

He also compared the ‘leaderless government’ to a ship without a sailor and a house without an owner, which can prove fatal.

The 61-year-old also said that the allegations were not being raised by the opposition but by the BJP MLAs themselves.

“Hence, this government is dangerous for people,” Kumaraswamy said. “Why not dissolve the BJP government and stay away from power when there is no leadership?”.

With inputs from PTI

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