Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and BJP MP Shobha took to Twitter, criticising each other over the coalition government mess that is prevalent in the state
Bengaluru: The resignations of two Karnataka Congress MLAs (Anand Singh from Vijayanagara and Ramesh Jarkiholi from Gokak) have literally opened the Pandora’s box of troubles.
The Congress and JD(S) continue to blame the BJP for the resignations. In the latest, former chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah and senior BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje have taken to Twitter in a open fight over the coalition resignation drama.
In the first tweet, we can notice Siddaramaiah blaming the BJP for the resignations.
To this, Shobha replied saying that BJP won 105 seats, which is greater than what the Congress won (78 seats).
But it was not over yet. To this Siddaramaiah replied saying 113 is greater than 105. The leader also exhorted Shobha to take some time out and learn the mathematics of democracy.
The war just didn’t end. In an obvious jibe at the BJP, Siddaramaiah even asked her to approach the Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Vala and stake claim with him to form the government.
Surely, the two leaders were not in a mood to stop. And outside of the Twitter world too, the fight is going on, with members from either side, refusing to relent.
While Siddaramaiah is fighting for the coalition, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao are both abroad, the former in the United States while the latter is in London on a family vacation.
Meanwhile, H Vishwanath, who put in his papers as the president of the JD(S) state unit was apparently in touch with top BJP leaders in Delhi and even lunched with them. Speculations are rife that he might join the BJP.
On July 1, when state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa addressed a press conference, he categorically said they would not fell the coalition, but would jump on an opportunity if one does arrive at.
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