The alleged function performed by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa within the 2019 collapse of the Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) authorities – dubbed “Operation Kamala” – may be investigated, the Karnataka High Court has stated, in a setback for the BJP chief.
The year-old coalition authorities had collapsed in 2019 after a number of MLAs from the 2 events switched their loyalties to the BJP and resigned.
The Congress has alleged that this was accomplished by the BJP utilizing corrupt means and inducement in a scheme that it named Operation Kamala or Lotus – the election image of the BJP.
During the disaster, an audiotape by which Mr Yediyurappa sounds as if he’s asking Sharanagouda Patil, the son of an MLA to influence his father to change sides was shared by the JDS.
They stated it was proof of inducements being provided to coalition MLAs.
Mr Patil later filed a grievance towards Mr Yediyurappa however a probe into the matter was earlier placed on maintain. That inquiry has now been allowed by the court docket.
The Congress was reacted strongly to the transfer with the social gathering’s Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeting: “The illegitimate born & Unconstitutionally formed Yediyurappa Govt must now go, OR CM Yediyurappa & his spurious BJP Govt must be sacked ! Will PM Modi now show conviction? Will PM show moral fibre to sack CM? Test for ‘-:NA KHAUNGA, NA KHANE DOONGA” !”
The JDS and the Congress had stitched an alliance after the 2018 Karnataka meeting election to stop the BJP — which was the single-largest social gathering — from forming the federal government. JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy turned the Chief Minister regardless of his social gathering successful solely 37 seats.
The fragile alliance, nonetheless, gained solely a few seats out of 28 within the basic election the subsequent 12 months. Within months of the polls, the state authorities collapsed after failing a belief vote led to by the resignation of 16 coalition lawmakers.
The BJP’s BS Yediyurappa later fashioned the federal government, assuming the Chief Minister’s place.
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