May move no-confidence motion against HDK govt: Sadananda Gowda

D V Sadananda Gowda

Bengaluru: Union minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said because of the current situation in Karnataka, the BJP may move a no-confidence motion against HD Kumaraswamy-led government if need be.

Speaking to reporters, the Union Minister said, the BJP is a pro-people party and will have to take an appropriate decision at the right time, and if required the party will move a no-confidence motion.

When asked about the election preparedness in the Bengaluru North constituency, which he represents in the Lok Sabha, Gowda said the BJP was not after power, but being in opposition it tried to correct the mistakes of the ruling party. However, the current activities and the resentment among the ruling party’s MLAs suggest that the administrative machinery has collapsed.

He also said the BJP was ready to form government in the state if Congress MLAs refuse to support Kumaraswamy. The BJP is the single largest party having won 104 seats and if other MLAs wish to see BJP coming to power they may have to take up the responsibility.

He, however, refused the accusations by the ruling government that BJP was hatching ‘Operation Lotus’ in an attempt to topple the state government.

Replying to the allegations, he said the governments action has resulted in damage to their citadel by their own soldiers and BJP was not responsible for it.

He also alleged that some Congress MLAs have disappeared and they were not able to be located. He was apparently referring to the clash between Kampli MLA J N Ganesh and Hosapete MLA Anand Singh on 20 January and Ganesh has reportedly gone missing.

NT Bureau