Karnataka Crisis: Ghulam Nabi Azad slams BJP for toppling govt; says ‘they hardly care about Consitution’


As the political crisis in Karnataka crisis, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying that it hardly cares for the constitution.

Talking to about the political tussle, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, ‘It looks as if the BJP government has come to power just to finish secularism, democracy, & opposition. Their only goal is to have one political party, which is against democracy & constitution. BJP & its leaders hardly care about the constitution’.

READ: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi lead Congress ‘Save Democracy’ Protest Outside Parliament over Goa, Karnataka Crisis

In an indirect reference, he accused BJP of misusing the Governor’s Office for Political Gains. Replying to question about rebel MLAs residing in Mumbai Hotel, Azad said with the active support of Raj Bhawan, BJP sent the Congress Ministers and Lawmakers to Mumbai in a special aircraft and provide them security through its State Government in Maharashtra.

He further claimed that they will not allow to meet anyone except BJP leaders.

While earlier on Wednesday, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi led protest ‘Save Democracy’ outside the Parliament against the crisis in Karnataka and Goa. Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi were seen along with other lawmakers who were holding Save Democracy Banners.

Speaking to ANI, Rahul Gandhi said, ‘We are protesting over Karnataka and Goa Issue’. Congress Parliamentarians Shashi TharoorAdhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Anand Sharma, Gaurav Gogoi were seen in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue at Parliament complex raising slogans.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor referring to Goa and Karnataka said, ‘This is an assault on Constitution and murder of Democracy’. Raising questions on BJP’s intensions, Tharoor said, ‘Is BJP looking to make India a one-party state’.

In the meantime, rebel MLAs on Thursday met the Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on the direction of Top Court. The disgruntled MLAs submitted their resignation to Assembly Speaker.

While the Assembly Speaker said he would require to go through the resignations and would do detailed scrutiny. ‘I need to examine these resignations (of rebel MLAs) all night and ascertain if they are genuine’, he added.

With the resolution of the rebel MLAs, the strength of the ruling Congress and JD-S will come down to 103 while BJP has 106 MLAs.

The 13-months old coalition government suffered a huge setback on Saturday last week when 11 MLAs from CongressJD(S) ruling coalition tendered their resignation. And thereafter political episode and drama started in Karnataka.



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