Shettar slams Congress for horse-trading

Published: 23rd February 2013 10:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2013 10:45 AM   |  A+A-

KPCC president Dr G Parameshwar on Friday denied Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar’s allegations that the Congress was trying to destabilise the government.

“People of the state are witness to the dirty games played by the BJP to remain in power through Operation Kamala in the last four-and-a-half years. In its bid to remain in power, the BJP has caused as many as 21 by-elections to the Karnataka Assembly. The CM has no right to accuse the Congress of triggering defections in the saffron party,” he said.

Earlier in the day in Hubli, the Chief Minister had accused the Congress of horse-trading and  said that it is against the principles of democracy. Shettar had told reporters that the Congress was bent upon bringing down the state government. “Their efforts will not succeed. Though the Congress was behind MLAs C P Yogeshwar and Rajugouda joining its fold, it would not affect the prospects of the government,” he said.

Meanwhile, KPCC president denied that the Congress high command had given any assurance of a ticket to Yogeshwar, who had resigned from his Assembly seat.

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