“Rahul Started Trend Of Resignations, Other Leaders Followed It,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Mumbai: Rejecting Congress blame over BJP for ‘Karnataka political crisis’ Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Our party has nothing to do with what is happening in Karnataka. We never indulged in horse-trading.”

“BJP never put any pressure on other parties’ leaders. The trend of submitting resignations was started by Rahul Gandhi in Congress. When he (Rahul) himself resigned from his post how can we be blamed,” he said while mocking Rahul Gandhi.

Congress spokesperson Rajdeep Singh Surjewala had accused the BJP of “defaming democracy while protecting democracy” in Karnataka. Surjewala also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting faults in his party, causing a new introduction “MODI – Mischievately Orchestrated Defections in India”.

The political crisis in Karnataka rose on Monday morning when all the Congress ministers of the state cabinet handed their resignations to the party’s MLA Siddharamaiah to save the 13-month-old Congress-JD-S alliance government from the fall.

The party’s state in-charge, KC Venugopal, told reporters, “All our 22 ministers have submitted their resignations to Siddaramaiah to save the rebel legislators and save the coalition government.”

(With Agency Inputs)

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