Oppn continues to sing the same tune

Congress leaders including KPCC president G Parameshwara and Siddaramaiah camped in Delhi for four days to exert pressure on the party high command to act on the Governor’s recommendation to impose President Rule in the State. However, they failed in their mission.

Parameshwara, when contacted by the Deccan Herald, said it is a fact that the Congress’ morale has taken a beating.

“The Prime Minister did admit that Yeddyurappa is corrupt. He said Karnataka was once dear to his heart but its reputation has been sullied because of corruption,”
Parameshwara said. But as the party lacks sufficient members in Rajya Sabha, nothing could be done, Parameshwara said quoting the Prime Minister.

Asked whether Congress MLAs would participate in the Legislature session, he said it is yet to be decided.

“Congress MLAs are in a mood to resign. In the last party Legislature meeting, a good number of MLAs threatened to quit the Assembly. We cannot allow the BJP to get away with its sins. We are not ruling out the possibility of submitting our resignations to Sonia Gandhi,” he said.

Parameshwara also said the party leaders would  regroup and chalk out their next plan to save the State from the “corrupt” BJP.

He also demanded that the Speaker be removed.

JD(S) cornered

JD (S) that tried every means to oust Yeddyurappa, has been cornered yet again.
A visibly upset Deve Gowda, when questioned by the media after his return to Bangalore from New Delhi, rubbished the fact that the Opposition in the State has been subjected to a royal snub.

“I have seen several such situations before. It was the Congress leaders who staged protests against the BJP on streets. Let the national party have its say first. I will share my opinions with you (media) after that,” he scoffed at the waiting journalists.

JD(S) State president H D Kumaraswamy, who is still stationed at Delhi, said Karnataka had received a raw deal. “By rejecting the Governor’s recommendation, the Centre has meted a great injustice to the State. The Congress leaders at the Centre were just waiting to strike a deal with the BJP. Otherwise, why did they have to keep the Governor’s report in abeyance for so many days, if they had already made a decision?” Kumaraswamy said.

He said that his party would not budge at any cost and would fight a legal battle against the illegal activities and misdeeds of the BJP government.

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