Gadkari says Congress and Janta Dal attempted to destabilize BJP in Karnataka

Monday, October 11, 2010

NEW DELHI - Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari said on Monday that the Congress and the Janta Dal (Secular) made an attempt to destabilize the BJP government in Karnataka by using money and power.

He blamed the opposition Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) for trying to destabilize the government. Despite all these attempts he said the BJP won the trust vote in the assembly.

“The Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) tried to destabilize the democratically-elected government of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Many MLAs were bought, pressurized and they (Congress) even tried to misuse all instruments of democracy. Despite this, in the Karnataka Assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party has won,” said Gadkari.

Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said that a minority government had been turned into a majority by manipulative Speaker of the Assembly.

“What happened in the Karnataka Assembly today was the complete murder of not only democracy but constitutionalism as it stands constituted in this country. You had the unfortunate spectacle of a minority government being turned into a majority by a collusive, manipulative and unethical act perpetrated by the Speaker of the Assembly,” said Tiwari.

The BJP government won the Trust Vote in the Assembly in Bangalore on Monday amid protest after the Speaker disqualified 16 lawmakers, including 11 of BJP, hours before the trial of strength. (ANI)

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