Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP over Karnataka crisis, accuses party of using money to bring down govt in state
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Karnataka political crisis and said: “BJP is using money to bring down the government in the states. We have to accept this fact. They have been doing that and we saw that in the North East as well."
In a breather for the beleaguered JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka, the Assembly Speaker was restrained by the Supreme Court till Tuesday from deciding on both the resignation and disqualification of rebel MLAs, as Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in a surprise move on Friday announced he would seek a trust vote.
As Karnataka headed for prolonged political uncertainty, BJP sources said the party too has decided to move its MLAs to a resort near Bengaluru amid fears of reverse poaching by the ruling combine after Kumaraswamy's announcement.