New Delhi: As BJP leadership grappled with
the BS Yeddyurappa succession issue, Congress on Tuesday had a dig
at it saying the party was planning to bring a "Yeddy-made
government" in Karnataka to placate the outgoing Chief
"He (Yeddyurappa) is trying for a Yeddy-made government.
We have to wait and watch what this party with a difference is
going to do with this Yeddy-made government," party
spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told reporters here.
His remarks came in the backdrop of the race for
Karnataka Chief Minister`s post hotting up on Tuesday on the eve of
BJP legislature party meeting with DV Sadananda Gowda and
Jagadish Shettar being propped up by rival camps.
The race for the state`s top post seemed to have
narrowed down to Gowda and Shettar who are backed by the rival
camp led by party national general secretary HN Ananth Kumar
and state BJP Chief KS Eshwarappa.
Ahmed said Sushama Swaraj had said it was Arun Jaitley
who was party incharge of Karnataka when Reddy brothers--K
Karunakara and K Janardhana--were made ministers in Karnataka
government adding "right now the allegations are being
levelled even within BJP".
Ahmed said BJP was disrupting the Houses as it did not
want a discussion fearing the "skeletons" in its cupboard will
tumble out if the issues are discussed.
He steered clear of the charge that the PMO has been
indicted by the CAG in its report on the Commonwealth Games.
"Let the government come out with its response, then we
will be able to respond. The report is yet not official and
has not been laid on the table of the House.
"Even then, the Sports Minister has tried to give a
reply on behalf of the government. But opposition was not even
ready to listen to him and unfortunately, there were
disruptions in the House," Ahmed said.
His remarks refer Ajay Maken`s statement in Lok Sabha
that the previous NDA government had appointed Suresh Kalmadi
as CWG Organising Committee chairman.
Ahmed reminded BJP of its "silence" for days on the
Karnataka Lokayukta`s report on illegal mining scam on the
pretext that the report was not made official and added though
a similar situation prevailed regarding the CAG report, a UPA
minister made an attempt to answer the opposition`s concerns
on the matter.
On Lokpal bill issue, the Congress spokesperson
dismissed the remarks of the Anna Hazre team that the Prime
Minister, who is a member of Rajya Sabha, should also be asked
to contest Lok Sabha elections saying both the Houses are
parts of Parliament and it was wrong to look down at either of
"He (Hazare) is not even in Rajya Sabha. Rajya Sabha
and Lok Sabha both are parts of Parliament. Nobody should make
an attempt to look down at either of them. This is against the
dignity of democracy and is contempt of the House," Ahmed