Bangalore, June 18(ANI): Adding to the verbal battle between opposition and ruling parties of Karnataka, Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) chief H. D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday criticized Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, claiming that he attempted to frame him.
Irked by the contents of an advertisement in major dailies, Kumaraswamy said that Yeddyurappa was deliberately trying to spoil his political image.
“Yeddyurappa and his company, they are doing hit-and-run allegations. Whatever allegations they have done against our family, we have not taken any court stay. Yeddyurappa and his family members, they are taking court stay. They are taking the stay for shelter,” he said.
Kumaraswamy has been constantly criticizing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka, and has repeatedly accused Yeddyurappa of rampant corruption and nepotism.
Yeddyurappa, in turn, has accused Kumaraswamy of being involved in illegal mining, which has caused losses worth millions of dollars to the state.
Karnataka’s political row has been boiling ever since the tussle began between the BJP and the state opposition parties over recommendations by Governor H.R. Bhardwaj to impose President’s rule in the state after the Speaker had disqualified 16 legislators who withdrew their support to Yeddyurappa’s government.
Later, these legislators knocked at the doors of the High Court and Supreme Court challenging the Speaker’s decision, and calling it ‘arbitrary’. (ANI)