Rahul, BJP call each other greedy
Soon after the HD Kumaraswamy government lost the No Trust Vote in the Karnataka Assembly, outgoing Congress President Rahul Gandhi expressed his disappointment and criticism. He took potshots at the BJP without taking its name.
"From its first day, the Cong-JDS alliance in Karnataka was a target for vested interests, both within and outside, who saw the alliance as a threat and an obstacle in their path to power. Their greed won today. Democracy, honesty and the people of Karnataka lost," RaGa tweeted out, leaving the field open for the BJP to hit back.
"And again you don’t make any sense. May be it’s the effect of the “Slap of Democracy”. Your desperation to hold on to power has lost today. It’s a victory of Karnataka over your unholy alliance and greed for power. Democracy has won today and people’s mandate is restored," the saffron party said.
Siddaramaiah, the senior Congress leader, argued that entering into an alliance with JDS to form the government after the 2018 Assembly elections was not a betrayal of the people's mandate. "BJP had got 104 in the assembly elections & governor had given them permission to form the government but they failed to prove the majority. So our alliance is not against the mandate. I would like to reaffirm that those who have fallen for Operation Kamala will never be inducted back to our party. Even if the sky is falling down!!" the former Karnataka CM said.