Bengaluru, July 21: Senior Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao rejected the rumors that H D Kumaraswamy is vacating Karnataka Chief Minister’s post and said that Congress will expose BJP’s conspiracy of offering Rs 1000 crore Operation Kamala to the ruling government’s MLAs to topple JDS-Congress coalition government.
“This operation Kamala, where did the Rs 1000 crore come from? We have heard tapes of Muralidhar Rao and BS Yeddyurappa speaking to MLAs, offering Rs 20-30 crore. Is this democracy? All this will be questioned tomorrow on the floor of the House,”Dinesh Gundu Rao said.
After Congress Legislature Party meeting in Bengaluru, Gundu Rao said, “MLAs are very enthusiastic, we are going with lot of confidence. We will emerge as winners. Tomorrow on the floor of the House we will expose BJP.”
On being asked ‘there is a rumour that Janata Dal (Secular) party has approached Siddaramaiah for Chief Minister’s postm Rao said, ” These are all false rumors, there is no such proposal.”
lnsisting that that the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition in Karnataka will survive the ongoing political crisis in the state, Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar said HD Kumaraswamy will vacate the chief minister’s position to save the combine.
Speaking to reporters, Shivakumar said that JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda conveyed to the Congress high command that his party is not opposed to a Congress leader becoming the chief minister. “He (Deve Gowda) has said that G Parameshwara, Siddaramaiah or I may become the chief minister,” he said, adding that the decision has been left to the Congress.
However, another senior Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao said no such proposal was made. He, nevertheless, accused the BJP of running the Rs 1,000 crore Operation Kamala and poaching the ruling government’s MLAs. “Is this democracy? We will raise and many more issues on the floor (of the state Assembly) tomorrow,” he told