On a day of hectic political developments, the BJP accused the coalition government of issuing appointments when it didn’t have the right to do so because of its minority status while caretaker chief minister and his father, former PM HD Deve Gowda accused the BJP of inducing fissures in the coalition.
Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the coalition government headed by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy of appointing members to syndicates of various universities in the state at a time when chief didn’t enjoy the confidence of the House.
A complaint in this regard was filed with the chief secretary, Karnataka government by Arun Shahapura, MLC, seeking the revocation of appointments.
The complaint said that the appointments were issued on July 23, but predated to July 20, adding that the Governor had specifically instructed the government not to take up any matters of importance due to the plummeting of numbers, thereby reducing the government to a minority.
On the other hand, the present caretaker chief minister addressed the media for the first time after he resigned on July 23. Giving a strong hint that the state would continue to face an inclement political weather, he said that the instability would play a crucial role in the coming years.
He also praised the officials who worked under him for their phenomenal work in implementing the schemes of the coalition government.
Elsewhere, his father and former PM HD Deve Gowda too spoke to the media and said that as the coalition government had collapsed, all its MLAs and MLCs have to work together to strengthen the JD(S)
He also thanked UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for having let them take up the leadership in the coalition government. but he did not miss out on an opportunity to take a dig at BS Yeddyurappa, the CM designate. He said the BJP had locked up rebel MLAs in a Mumbai hotel and DK Shivakumar, the trouble-shooter of the Congress was not allowed to meet them.
He also rued the fact that minorities were not allowed to lead a peaceful life in the country.
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Last Updated Jul 24, 2019, 6:30 PM IST