Internal turmoil will bring down coalition government any time: Muralidhar Rao
Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao on Wednesday predicted that the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in the State was set to collapse any time.
“Everyone in the ruling coalition is trying to bring down the other, which will soon result in collapse of the government itself,” he said at a programme organised by the BJP to felicitate its newly elected MPs from the State.
Disputing claims that the results of the Lok Sabha polls were not a referendum on the coalition government’s performance as the elections were not held for the State Assembly, he said: “This is a referendum as the JD(S) and Congress, who fought against each other in the Assembly, forged an alliance to form the government later on. Hence, the Lok Sabha polls were an opportunity for people to express their views on the alliance and the mandate went against it.”
Asserting that the BJP would not indulge in ‘Operation Kamala’ (a codename for wooing MLAs from rival camp) to topple the government, he said: “There is no need for the BJP to take up any Operation Kamala as people themselves have done the operation by giving a mandate against the ruling coalition in Karnataka.”