Sources say that the JDS is in touch with four BJP MLAs, in an obvious bid of reverse operation. The BJP has asked all its MLAs to shift to a resort immediately
Bengaluru: The political impasse in the state of Karnataka is set to get worse.
For the next four to five days, both the warring parties are safe.
But the episode of resignations and disqualifications will surely leave you disgusted.
Now, after allegations of the BJP conducting ‘Operation Kamala’ to absorb MLAs of other parties into their fold, there is now the threat of ‘Operation JD(S)’ looming large.
If sources are to be believed, the JD(S) has been in talks with four BJP MLAs since the night of July 11. Anxious at this development, the BJP think-tank has asked all its MLAs to shift to an unknown resort, with a view to safeguarding them.
However, in the event of Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy losing the trust vote and the BJP coming to power after staking claim, it doesn’t mean that Kumaraswamy too can fell the prospective government by approaching the Governor Vajubhai Vala.
A political expert said, “Let’s consider that BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa forms the government after Kumaraswamy loses the confidence vote. Then, if Kumaraswamy goes ahead and successfully lures BJP MLAs and topples the BJP government, then the Governor can immediately swing into action and press the charges of horse-trading. Then, he will not succeed. This is precisely the reason why the BJP is carefully saying that it has not played any role in rebel MLAs interfering. The BJP very well knows this.”
On the other hand, water resources minister DK Shivakumar, the trouble-shooter of the Congress was quoted by a local TV channel saying, “We are confident of retaining the government. Seniors like Ramalinga Reddy have resigned. But I know him for the last 40 years. He is like a family member. It is our mistake that we have not accommodated him. We will bring him back and make him a minister.”
The focus will be back on the Supreme Court as it re-hears the case on July 16.
When reports last came in, the Congress too is planning to shift its MLAs to resorts as the next day of the House meeting is only on Monday.
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Last Updated Jul 12, 2019, 4:03 PM IST