Siddaramaiah accuses Pralhad Joshi of plotting against Yediyurappa

Congress Leader Siddaramaiah on Monday accused Union Minister Prahlad Joshi of plotting against BS Yediyurappa and removing him from the Chief Minister’s chair.

“BS Yediyurappa, who built the BJP in the state, was sent to jail and removed from the post of Chief Minister for whose conspiracy? Aren’t you in it?” Siddaramaiah, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly questioned to the Minister of the Union. Pralhad Joshi.

Siddaramaiah, in a series of tweets, strongly confronted Pralhad Joshi.

Joshi had criticized the Siddaramaiah birthday event which BJP described as “Siddaramothsava” organized by Congress leaders.

Siddaramaiah tweeted: “BS Yediyurappa, who built the party with blood and sweat over four decades. Who cornered Yadiyurappa? Whose conspiracy sent him to jail and removed him from the post of Chief Minister when the party was in power? Are you not involved?BS Yediyurappa wanted to be the prime minister and who performed Operation Kamala on him?Who finally removed him from the post of prime minister?Siddaramaiah attacked Prahald Joshi.

“MLA Basavanagowda Patil Yatnal is launching accusations against former Chief Minister @BSYBJP and Vijayendra every day due to whose collusion. Whose hands are preventing action against MLAs who speak disparagingly against a high party leader @JoshiPralhad ?” he asked in tweets.

“Who is happy that the bank is standing tall to prevent former PM @BSYBJP’s son Vijayendra from getting a ministerial post? Who is involved in that joy? Whose plot is leaking his name on @JoshiPralhad scams?” he added her in another tweet.

Speaking about the Lingayats in Karnataka, he said, “By courting the Lingayats and the Lingayat Math lords, who formed the party and are now rounding up each and every Lingayat in the party? Former Prime Minister Jagdish Shettar and MLA Arvind Bellada, Who dreamed of the post of Chief Minister, who poured water on his wish @JoshiPralhad?

“The BJP, which had three chief ministers in its first term, deposed the first and appointed a second chief minister at the end of the year of the second term. It’s funny you talk about congressional dissent when you’re going to leave the second and install the third one @JoshiPralhad,” added Siddaramaiah.

“It is not written on your forehead to obtain a majority and come to power by virtue of achievements. Whatever you say, Operation Kamal is a dirty business,” the congressional leader tweeted.

Amid the ongoing crisis in the Goa unit, Congress Leader Siddaramaiah alleged on Monday that the BJP is offering Rs 50 crore for each MLA.

The Congress leader’s comments came a day after rumors emerged of a split in the Goa Congress. The Congress dismissed MLA party Michael Lobo as leader of the opposition in the Goa Assembly on the grounds that he, along with Digambar Kamat, hatched a conspiracy to engineer defections in “full coordination” with the BJP.

By offering Rs 50 crore for each MLA… they (BJP) do not believe in democracy. Not only in Goa, everywhere they do Operation Kamala. They will offer money, they will buy MLA,” Siddaramaiah said.

Karnataka Congress MLA MB Patil said the MLA trade has “messed up the system” in the country.

“CT Ravi’s statement is undemocratic… Buy MLA for Rs 40 crore. This has messed up our country’s system, we are ashamed that things like this happen in our country,” said Patil.

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