Cong, BJP spar on Twitter over 'Tughlaq' jibe

A day after 13 rebel MLAs tendered their resignation, the Congress and the BJP on Sunday indulged in mudslinging, blaming each other for the political crisis in the state.

A day after 13 rebel MLAs tendered their resignation, the Congress and the BJP on Sunday indulged in mudslinging, blaming each other for the political crisis in the state.

In a tweet, the Karnataka Congress directly blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the resignation of 13 MLAs from the Congress-JD(S) coalition. The tweet in Kannada compared Modi to Muhammad bin Tughlaq saying that Modi had the same characteristics as the 13th-century emperor.

He is a politician sans "morality and values" and has compromised the constitution and democracy with Operation Kamala in 10 states, the tweet said. "Karnataka should not be a victim of Modi's ploy," the tweet added.

The State BJP unit responded by blaming the mal-administration of the coalition government for the resignation of the MLAs.

"Weary of the Tughlaq administration of the state government, (people) have reduced their tally to a single digit in the Lok Sabha polls. Tired by the mal-administration of the coalition government, your MLAs have responded by resigning. Rather than needlessly blaming BJP, concentrate on the development of the state at least now," the BJP tweeted.

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