Sadananda should have quit over poll loss: BSY

Sadananda should have quit over poll loss: BSY

Gowdas style of functioning has weakened the BJP in State

Miffed with the cold response from the party bosses in Delhi on his revolt ‘drama’, BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa on Monday launched a frontal attack on Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and said he should have resigned from the post owning moral responsibility for the party’s defeat in the Udupi-Chikmagalur parliamentary bypoll.

“Sadananda Gowda could not ensure the party’s victory in the constituency he earlier represented. He (Gowda) should have resigned owning moral responsibility after the bypoll,” he told mediapersons after a day-long meeting with his loyalists at his Race Course Road residence.

He charged Gowda with hobnobbing with the JD(S) and planning to run the government with the JD(S)’ help after making his loyalists leave the BJP.

“This is nothing but arrogance and audacity. There is a deep-rooted political conspiracy to engineer my expulsion from the party by spreading canards that I am in touch with the Congress,” he said.

Gowda’s style of functioning has resulted in the weakening of the BJP and has strengthened the JD(S). Grants for development works are being released to MLAs of the Opposition party while rejecting the BJP MLAs’ plea in this regard. The party MLAs are discriminated against and humiliated because they are supporting him, Yeddyurappa said. He said Gowda had been making caustic remarks against him.

“He (Gowda) has been following the politics of revenge. For instance, he has dismissed many of the appointments made by me,” he alleged and added that Gowda had rejected the MLAs’ demand for convening a meeting of the legislature party.

Yeddyurappa also went ballistic against State party chief K S Eshwarappa and BJP national general secretary Ananth Kumar. He said he was hurt by the humiliation meted out to the party MLAs and hence planned to quit the party. But bowing to pressure from the legislators and the party leader Arun Jaitley, he decided to keep his decision in abeyance. “I had made up my mind in the morning (Monday). But it is my moral responsibility to think of the political future of all those MLAs and MPs who have supported and stood by me,” he said.

Decision soon

Yeddyurappa, against whom the Supreme Court recently ordered a CBI probe on illegal mining charges, said he will take an appropriate decision on his plan to quit the party after touring the State. “I will explain to the people the circumstances behind all the developments, and based on the response, I will take an appropriate decision. It is left to the party high command to decide whether I am required in the BJP or not. I will start touring the State in about a week’s time,” he added.

BSY chargesheet

Against Ananth Kumar

* Poisoning L K Advani’s mind with an agenda to become chief minister
* Made three attempts to dislodge his government
* Indulged in character assassination
* Hatching conspiracy to take revenge against him
* Fulfilled Deve Gowda’s wish to oust him as CM

Against DVS

* Hobnobbing with the JD(S) to form a coalition government
* Weakening the BJP and strengthening the JD(S)
* Releasing grants to Opposition MLAs and neglecting BJP legislators
* Practising politics of revenge and targeting BSY loyalists
* Conspiring to ensure BSY’s expulsion from the party
* He also accused Eshwarappa of joining hands with DVS

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