CHIKMAGALUR: Union Minister for External Affairs S M Krishna said that development in Karnataka, which was once an investment surplus state, has dropped to zero under the BJP government. On the recent clash between advocates and journalists at a Bangalore court, he said: “The police were inactive; law and order has collapsed entirely. Despite intelligence inputs that the state take precautionary steps when former minister G Janardhana Reddy was to appear in court, the state was negligent.”
He said Congress candidate K Jayaprakash Hegde will win the LS bypoll as he has a good rapport with the electorate.
Parameshwar Criticises Working of BJP
KPCC president G Parameshwar said that nobody expected DV Sadananda Gowda to become chief minister and that the bypoll would decide the future course of state politics.
“The government knew in advance that Janardhana Reddy was being produced in court. There was a systematic attack on media personnel. Police unleashed violence on lawyers. The CM should resign,” he asserted.
End of Road for National Parties: HDK
Given the results to the Assembly polls to five states, it may be surmised that national parties have no future in the future, said former CM and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy. He told reporters here on Tuesday that people have begun to lose faith in national parties.
On whether the Anna Hazare factor turned the tide against incumbent parties, he replied that it was due to the public’s disillusionment with national parties.