Hubli: Karnataka Chief Minister BS
Yeddyurappa on Saturday defended "operation lotus" under which the
BJP engineered defection of MLAs from opposition parties.
"Operation Lotus was carried out in the state as Congress
and JDS were luring BJP MLAs to dethrone my Government. That`s
why Operation Lotus was initiated by BJP", Yeddyurappa told
Yeddyurappa has come under attack over luring of opposition
MLAs and it is learnt that the advisory sent to his government
by the Centre recently also makes a mention of it.
BJP managed to poach in about 20 MLAs from JDS and Congress
by making them resign their assembly membership and contest
Yeddyurappa also reiterated his resolve to curb illegal