Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has reportedly told senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad that he is not responsible for the political mess the state is in
Bengaluru: As the political impasse in Karnataka deepens, there seems to be a war-like situation among the top ranks of the Congress high command.
The high command has sent senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to Bengaluru to find a possible solution. As he arrived on July 9 and continues to talk with state top brass of the Congress party, sources now tell that he is openly targeting the state leaders for the mess.
Sources said, “When Ghulam Nabi Azad was in talks with senior Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah, he openly told Ghulam Nabi Azad that he is absolutely not responsible for the mess the state is in. He further said he couldn’t do anything to stop the MLAs from going to Mumbai.”
Not just this, sources said Siddaramaiah pointed fingers at chief minister HD Kumaraswamy for the mess.
“It is chief minister Kumaraswamy who is responsible for what the state is in. The disgruntled MLAs are unhappy with the chief minister. They wrote several times to him to grant funds to their constituencies, but he refused to do so. Upset with him, they have taken this decision. I can’t do much,” Siddaramaiah is reported to have said.
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The BJP was quick to react on the issue and said it reflects the “mediocre” administration in the state.
“It is purely an internal matter. This is all because of their inept administration of the state for 13 months. We feel that there are some responsible legislators (disgruntled elements) who have felt cheated. Ghulam Nabi Azad holding Siddaramaiah responsible for the mess is a reflection of the mediocre administration in the state. We feel that Karnataka needs a better administration and the people don’t deserve this,” said Shreenath Sheshadri, a BJP spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the MLAs camping in a Mumbai hotel have approached the Supreme Court over Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar’s delay
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Last Updated Jul 10, 2019, 3:11 PM IST