Don’t think Modi wants to destabilise Karnataka govt: Gowda

Bengaluru: “Whether the party President (Shah) is guiding them or…I don’t think the Prime Minister wants to destabilise he has got some responsibility,” JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda said on Monday.

Speaking to reporters, Gowda alleged he did not think Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to destabilise the ruling coalition government in Karnataka, but wanted to know whether BJP Chief Amit Shah was guiding the State unit, under the leadership of its Chief B S Yeddyurappa, to do so.

“The state unit normally…the leader of the opposition and the party (state) president (Yeddyurapa) who was there for three days as Chief Minister, naturally he has been hurt, having lost the gaddi (seat) of Chief Minister in three days, so it is natural,” he said.

Contradictory to Gowda’s comments, several coalition leaders had alleged Modi along with Amit Shah were trying to destabilise the coalition government.

“Not only state leaders of BJP, central leaders of the party, including Modi, Shah and central Ministers were involved in attempts to destabilise the coalition government,” said Congress Legisltature Party leader Siddaramaiah.

NT Bureau