CM HD Kumaraswamy said that he ‘cannot express the pain’ he goes through every day, ‘I need to solve the pain of people of the state. I have the responsibility of running the government smoothly’ he said.
In Karnataka, the Congress- Janata Dal (Secular) alliance government has been left in vulnerable situations after their massive loss in the national election. Both the parties succeed with only a seat each, with the BJP has majority polls in Karnataka with 25 of 28 seats won.
The poor performance has elevated fears of the “Operation Lotus”. When the BJP was accused of inciting various opposition legislators to defect to make sure of the stability of its government headed by the BS Yeddyurappa.
Kumaraswamy alleged that “One of our MLAs called me after he got a call by a BJP leader. They offered him Rs 10 Crore to leave JD(S) and join BJP. These attempts are being done continuously by BJP leaders. But by God’s grace and your blessings this government is safe for another four years”, he expressed.
The BJP has stated that not to proceed with any moves to bring down the coalition government. The party refuses any plan of tempting away legislators from Congress or the JD(S). Recently the Lok Sabha elections, one legislator, Umesh Jadhav, joined the BJP and was given the Lok Sabha ticket form the Kalaburagi seat. Mr. Umesh Jadhav was lost Congress veteran and Mallikarjun Kharge in Kalaburagi.
Congress leader and Karnataka Chief Siddaramaiah said, “No threat” to the coalition government in his state.
Mr. Siddaramaiah said that “There is absolutely no threat to the government in Karnataka, there is no problem. They (BJP) are trying desperately but they will not succeed”, he said.