Karnataka`s image has fallen under the BJP`s rule: Congress
Congress on Sunday slammed the inaction of BJP high command in taking actions against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, under whose regime Karnataka`s image has "plummeted" following allegations of corruption.
Chennapatna: Congress on Sunday slammed the inaction of BJP high command in taking actions against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, under whose regime Karnataka`s image has "plummeted" following allegations of corruption.
Congress leaders including, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, Minister for Labour and Employment M Mallikarjun Kharge and KPCC president G Parameshwara, while addressing a series of rallies in Chennapatna assembly constituency, slammed the ruling party for forcing frequent by-elections.
"The BJP has brought the political system in the state to such a such a low that those contesting the elections are being forced to take a vow before people that they will not be on sale if elected," Krishna alleged while hitting out at BJP on its acts of engineering defections from opposition parties
under `Operation Lotus`.
"Karnataka has become the most corrupt state and is caught in the vicious circle of corruption under BJP rule. There is a need for treatment. People should ensure that the outcome of the by-polls in three constituencies should ring a warning bell to the ruling party," he said.
Kharge took a swipe at top BJP leaders whom he charged "only preached moral lessons to Congress on corruption, but supported the same in Karnataka and its Chief Minister."
He, however, hastened to add that "there are rumours in Delhi that BJP may act after the by-poll and Yeddyurappa will not last for long."
Parameshwara said the Yeddyurappa government has been "pumping money and liquor into the elections to win them by misusing official machinery. Government vehicles are being
used to transport cash and liquor."
The Congress would soon file a complaint about this to the Election Commission seeking action against BJP, he said.
Earlier, addressing an election rally at Kudlur, the leaders appealed to the people not to support "the corrupt government of Yeddyurappa".
By-polls are being held in Bangarpet and Jagalur constituencies.