Operation Kamala a failed attempt: Siddaramaiah

Operation Kamala a failed attempt: Siddaramaiah

Speaking to media persons at Hubballi Airport here, he claimed that from the beginning itself, BJP knew that the this will be a failed attempt as "all our MLAs are with us".

Coalition government’s Co-ordination Committee Chairman Siddaramaiah said that all the Congress MLAs will attend the Congress Legislative Party meeting called on January 18, being held at the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru.

Speaking to media persons at Hubballi Airport here on Thursday, he claimed that there are no disgruntled MLAs in the party. He also made it a point that there is no question of any current ministers stepping down to accommodate the ‘rebels’. “We have not assured any MLA of any post in the government,” he clarified.

Failed attempt

Siddaramaiah also stated that right from the beginning the coalition partners knew that ‘Operation Kamala’ will be a failed attempt, as all our MLAs are with us.

Calling Operation Kamala is a disease of democracy introduced by the BJP, especially former chief B S Yeddyurappa, to come to power through unholy means, he said, only those who don’t believe in democracy are indulging in such shameful act, he said. People of Karnataka had given a mandate to the BJP to sit in the Opposition and perform its duties rightly. However, the party leaders who are hungry for power are not performing their duty, and instead of sitting in a five-star hotel in Haryana, he chided.

Replying to a question on being called ‘trouble creator and solver’ of the coalition government, Siddaramaiah said, the Opposition leaders are making this a ‘wolf came wolf’ story. “I am not the trouble maker for this coalition government,” he said, and added that he has not asked the BJP MLAs to go and sit in Haryana.