JDSCong govt strong Siddaramiah
Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday asserted that the JDS-Congress government was a ‘strong’ one and ridiculed state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa for repeatedly claiming that the coalition will collapse.In a series of tweets, he also said the people’s mandate was for continuation of the BJP-led government at the Centre and not for ‘toppling’ the state government. “Yeddyurappa has been saying for the past one year the government will fall. He will continue to say the same for the next four years. I am confident the government is strong,” Siddaramaiah said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCReferring to Prime Minister Narenda Modi bowing to the Constitution after being elected leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance on Saturday, he sought to know which article in the Constitution gave the BJP the right to topple a state government. “@BSYBJP (Yeddyurappa) claims to form the govt inspite of not having the number. This is not a new drama but this is continuously misleading the public. Mr. @narendramodi bowed to the Constitution but in which article has the constitution given the right for @BJP4India to destabilise our govt (sic),” the Congress Legislature Party leader asked. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsHe asserted that all Congress MLAs, including dissident leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, were with the party and nobody was leaving. Dismissing Yeddyurappa’s claim that the state government would collapse on June 1, Siddaramaiah dared him to resign from his post if his prediction did not come true. The BJP has predicted the collapse of the ruling coalition and an increase in its tally in the assembly after the LS poll results, claiming that 20 odd Congress MLAs were unhappy with the government and may take any decision anytime. Siddaramiah said the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections, in which the BJP won 25 seats, was for continuation of the NDA government at the Centre and not for toppling the government in the state and make Yeddyurappa chief minister again.