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Rajnath Singh, Ram Madhav deny BJP's involvement in Karnataka crisis

File photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Bengaluru Jul 08, 2019, 03.33 PM (IST)

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asserted that the Saffron Party has nothing to do with the ongoing crisis in Karnataka.

"The Congress-JD(S) coalition was against the wishes of people. Their infighting has created this issue," said Ram Madhav.

Responding to Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury who accused the BJP of engineering defections to destabilise the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition, Rajnath Singh said that his party does not believe in politics of horse-trading and is committed to parliamentary democracy.

Singh suggested that senior leaders of the Congress are resigning from their posts as a result of Gandhi`s decision and statement. "The process of resignations continues. BJP has nothing to do with it," he said. 

Twenty-one ministers of the Congress in Karnataka have resigned voluntarily from the cabinet, while an Independent MLA, who was inducted as minister last month, withdrew support from the government. All JD(S) ministers have resigned too.

Meanwhile, chief minister Kumaraswamy, who had to cut short his US visit and return to Bengaluru on Sunday, said that the current political crisis in the state will be resolved and the government will run smoothly.

"All ministers from #JDS have submitted their resignations just like the 21 ministers from #Congress. Cabinet reshuffle will happen soon," tweeted CMO office.


Congress and JD(S) leaders have alleged that BJP leaders are behind this political crisis in the state. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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Congress and JD(S) leaders have alleged that BJP leaders are behind this political crisis in Karnataka