State Cong leaders to visit Delhi

Briefing the media persons, after the CLP meeting on Thursday in Bangalore, leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, Siddaramaiah and KPCC President G Parameshwara said the delegation would apprise the party high command about the BJP’s “misconduct towards the Governor” and request it clear the report submitted by the Governor.

After a three-hour meeting, Siddaramaiah said Leader of the Opposition in the Council Motamma and former former chief minister Dharam Singh will be part of the delegation.
According to Siddaramaiah, the CLP members had suggested that the State Congress leaders explain the “ground reality” in Karnataka, which was “plagued by rampant corruption, nepotism and nexus between the State government and those indulging in illegal mining”. The present situation was a fit case to impose Article 356, the Congress legislators felt.

On the Union Cabinet delaying a discussion on the Governor’s report, he said the UPA was a coalition government, and it had to deliberate the matter with its allies.

On Yeddyurappa’s claims that his government had not violated the Constitution, Siddaramaiah said the chief minister’s words meant little. “He will go to jail soon,” shot back Siddaramaiah.

He said by launching an agitation against the Governor, the BJP had proved that it had no faith in the Indian Constitution. “They are ruling the State. How can they protest against the Governor? He is the head of the State,” he said, describing the BJP protest as blackmail tactics.

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