Renukacharya does yet another flip-flop

Renukacharya does yet another flip-flop

He, on Thursday, admitted that he had signed the letter withdrawing support to Yeddyurappa government willingly and there was no pressure on him.

But, on October 10, the day before the first floor test, he had told the media that a group of goondas forced him and his friends to sign the letters during their stay in Chennai.

Speaking to press persons, in Bangalore, the minister said he never tried to dislodge the government. JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy began efforts to destabilise the government in the third week of September. He kept the CM informed about the developments regularly.

He said he made incessant efforts to convince his party colleagues and bring back them to the party fold, but he did not succeed. He even had a verbal duel with some of them.

Whenever Renukacharya addressed a press conference he was normally accompanied by at least five-six BJP MLAs. But on Thursday he was alone. Replying to a question, he said “I am not alone. I am one among 106 MLAs who supported BJP government in the floor test”.

He was hesitant to take questions related to political developments. He would come out with more details of the turn of recent political events in the days to come.