Bengaluru: Clarifying that the BJP will not press for resignation from Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, BJP State President BS Yeddyurappa said that it is now time for the JDS-Congress coalition to put their heads together and decide on the next course of action should be.
“Both former chief minister Siddaramaiah and All India Congress Committee President Rahul Gandhi have insulted the BJP by making arrogant statements during their campaign. They must tender a public apology,” Yeddyurappa told reporters, here on Thursday, May 23, as the party was inching towards victory in 25 seats out of 28 seats in the state.
“Many stalwarts, including former PM HD Deve Gowda, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, former Union Ministers Veerappa Moily and KH Muniyappa, have lost terribly. This shows that the people of Karnataka have believed in Narendra Modi. The people have taught a befitting lesson to Siddaramaiah, who spoke arrogantly against Narendra Modi and the BJP,” Yeddyurappa said.
“Besides, massive corruption in the coalition government, the rampant discrepancies in transfer of officials have all resulted in the people losing confidence in the Congress and JD(S),” he said.
When asked whether the coalition government would fall, Yeddyurappa said that the BJP has decided to wait and watch.
“We will wait and see what happens next, I cannot tell you now. The decision has to be taken by the Congress and JDS leaders. We are also awaiting decisions from the central leadership,” he added.
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