Firing fresh salvo at the BJP government soon after its candidate BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka, JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy claimed that BJP is currently working to purchase the MLAs in order to prove the majority which they don’t have. He added that people must be made aware bout the attitude of the Central government. The following remarks came in just a few hours after HD Kumaraswamy alleged horse trading in Karnataka. Accusing BJP of taking up an illegal path, he claimed that there is an attempt to buy MLAs for Rs 100 to Rs 150 crores. Reports suggest that the leader will be joining the Congress leaders at Vidhana Soudha in protest against the oath-taking ceremony.
Talking to media, HD Kumaraswamy said that his plan is to safeguard the MLAs. The JD(S) chief added, “Our plan is to safeguard MLAs. BJP & their ministers are working to purchase MLAs, people should know about the attitude of the central government.” Claiming that Governor misused the office, he said, “BJP does not have a majority, how has the Governor behaved? He has misused his office.” Adding that his alliance with Congress is to protect the interests of the people of the country, Kumaraswamy said that he will be requesting his father HD Deve Gowda to take lead and have a word with all regional parties. he also alleged that BJP is destroying the democratic systems of the country.
JD(S)’s HD Kumaraswamy who was one of the contenders for the post of Chief Minister for Karnataka also accused the Modi government of misusing institutions of Central government. He said, “I know they are threatening MLAs.” He added that Congress MLA Anand Singh has told him that BJP is using ED and since he earlier had a case in ED he had to protest his interests.