BENGALURU: “Congress is one other identify for horse-trading” mentioned JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday as he slammed his erstwhile state ally for its nationwide “Save Democracy” marketing campaign towards the BJP. Kumaraswamy accused Congress of attempting to topple […]
The previous chief minister mentioned the Congress is an skilled in dividing political events and buying MLAs. The truth is, the time period horse-trading in politics got here to be in use due to the Congress, he mentioned.
“Congress has launched a nation-wide Save Democracy, marketing campaign towards the BJP which is shopping for MLAs to topple democratically elected governments. What has the Congress carried out? Have not they lured all BSP MLAs who supported the Congress to kind the federal government in Rajasthan? Is that this not a buyout?” Kumaraswamy requested.
In an announcement, he sought to know whether or not luring MLAs of the social gathering which supported them by way of political shenanigans and merging the social gathering which supported them was democratic behaviour.
“In case you are dividing like-minded social gathering MLAs supporting (you) by way of deceit, who would help you? Are these errors not seen to you?” he requested the Congress.
In a politically vital improvement in Rajasthan, all six Bahujan Samaj Celebration MLAs had merged the legislative social gathering with the Congress in September final 12 months.
Kumaraswamy additionally reminded the Congress, which was crying hoarse about buy of MLAs, that it had divided the JD(S) in Karnataka up to now.
“Have not they made makes an attempt to divide? Is it not a indisputable fact that for the sake of 1 Rajya Sabha seat, the Congress authorities in Karnataka bought eight JD(S) MLAs? Is that this democracy?
Each events (Congress and BJP) are criminals in buy issues.”
Eight JD(S) MLAs had voted towards the social gathering’s official candidate and supported Congress within the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka in 2016.
“When S M Krishna was the CM (of Karnataka), did not the Congress purchase our MLAs? Did not the Congress conspire to kind a authorities after the 2018 meeting polls by shopping for our MLAs?
Does the Congress have the ethical braveness to reply these questions?” Kumaraswamy requested.
In 2004, the Congress tried to divide JD(S), he mentioned, including that to keep away from the social gathering being hijacked by them, he needed to oust the Dharam Singh led Congress-JD(S) coalition authorities by way of a political coup.
Noting that the Anti-Defection Legislation will not be efficient due to which these “anti-democratic farces” are being enacted, Kumaraswamy mentioned it’s crucial to make those that defect and their members of the family not contest elections a minimum of for 2 phrases, apart from disqualifying them from holding any workplace.
“Let there be a debate on this. Let democracy survive,” he mentioned.