Bangalore: Senior leader of the Congress party, Malaka Reddy joined the BJP in the presence of Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa. Incidentally, Malaka Reddy happens to hail from the same region as Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of opposition, Lok Sabha.

Mincing no words in blaming Rahul Gandhi for him exiting the party, he added that the AICC president was unfit to lead the Congress. Malaka Reddy made no bones in saying that Rahul calling the Prime Minister ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ was not just unbecoming of the AICC president, but also anyone in the position of the Prime Minister did not deserve that.

Reddy also made it a point to say that Rahul always had feelings of jealously, wrath, hatred and anger against the Prime Minister and it was totally uncalled for.

Mallikarjun Kharge was in the firing line next. The senior leader said Kharge’s decisions were disastrous and he was resorting to nepotism in order to promote his son Priyank Kharge.

Now, further elaborating on the bad blood with Mallikarjun Kharge, Reddy added that senior Congress leaders from Kalaburagi were being entirely side-lined. This had made them non-entities in the region.