Karnataka BJP delegation to meet Home Minister Amit Shah, JP Nadda shortly

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 July 2019, 10:10 AM
The delegation comprised of Jagadish Shettar, Basavraj Bommai, Arvind Limbavali, and others. (Image Credit: ANI)
The delegation comprised of Jagadish Shettar, Basavraj Bommai, Arvind Limbavali, and others. (Image Credit: ANI)

Karnataka BJP delegation will meet Home Minister Amit Shah and party working President JP Nadda on Thursday. The delegation comprised of Jagadish Shettar, Basavraj Bommai, Arvind Limbavali, and others.

The delegation is expected to discuss the future course of action to form the government in Karnataka. The meeting comes a day after Congress-JDS government lost the trust vote.

“Regarding the political scenario, what is happening and everything, we want to discuss with our national president Amit Shah Ji. For that, we came here,” BJP leader Jagadish Shettar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

“You know the situation of Karnataka. The new government has to come. The earlier government has lost the majority and they have given the resignation. We are meeting the BJP leaders to take the readers. We will take their advice on how to go further. Regarding that, our delegation is here,” ANI quoted BJP leader Arvind Limbavali as saying.

Meanwhile, a number of political parties has hit out at the BJP after the fall of the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka and accused the ruling party at the Centre of indulging in "brazen horse-trading" and "misusing power".

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said the day will go down in the history of democracy as a "black chapter".

"The manner in which BJP kept all constitutional norms aside and used money and power to pull down the government in Karnataka will be registered in the history of democracy as a black chapter," she said.

"Any amount of condemnation of such an act is not enough," Mayawati said in a tweet.

Mayawati had expelled her party's lone MLA in Karnataka for "violating" the party decision to vote in favour of the H D Kumaraswamy government that lost the trust vote in the assembly on Tuesday.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has alleged that "brazen horse-trading" and "misuse of power" by the BJP has led to the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government.

Hours after the fall of the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said the greed of those who saw the alliance as an obstacle in their path to power won, while democracy and the state's people lost.

"From its first day, the Cong-JDS alliance in Karnataka was a target for vested interests, both within & outside, who saw the alliance as a threat & an obstacle in their path to power. Their greed won today," Gandhi had tweeted.

The 14-month-old Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka headed by HD Kumaraswamy collapsed on Tuesday after losing the vote of confidence in the assembly in a climax to three-week-long intense power struggle. The confidence motion in the Karnataka Assembly was defeated with 99 members voting for the motion and 105 against it.

First Published: Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:10 AM
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