Bangalore: The Congress in Karnataka on Thursday
alleged that the ruling BJP led by DV Sadananda Gowda lacked
support within the party, as seen by its leader BS Yeddyurappa
embarking on a state-wide tour to highlight `shortcomings` of
the government in handling drought.
"Yeddyurappa and Gowda are squabbling over the leadership
issue rather than addressing people`s grievances, Karnataka
Pradesh Congress Commitee President G Parameshwar said and
slammed the former chief Minister for `playing politics` over
He also demanded that the government be dissolved as "it
is throwing laws to the wind" on the appointment of Lokayukta
"The government proposed Lokayukta and Upa Lokayukta`s
names throwing norms to the wind. It should be dismissed," he
said at Babu Jagajivan Ram`s 105th birthday celebrations here.
Opposition Congress leader Siddaramaiah also slammed
Yeddyurappa for focusing on drought now and demaned to know
why he had not raised the issue in the Assembly.
"Why was Yeddyurappa silent in the Assembly on the drought
situation. Why is he now visiting drought-hit areas? He is
playing politics," he asked.
Yeddyurappa should have focused much more on drought,
instead of visiting Delhi and camping at a resort, demanding
the Chief Minister`s post, Siddaramaiah said.