An audio was revealed in which BS Yediyurappa allegedly heard an MLA’s son trying to persuade him to resign his father and then change the party.
CM BS Yeddyurappa of Karnataka. (File Photo)
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday approved the investigation of the role of state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in the ‘Operation Lotus’ case. The BJP leader is accused of hatching a conspiracy to topple the Congress-JDS coalition government in the state. Actually, an audio was revealed in which Yeddyurappa allegedly listened to an MLA’s son trying to persuade him to resign his father and then change the party.
In June 2019, 15 Congress-JD (S) MLAs resigned from the assembly and moved to Mumbai. As soon as the MLAs resigned, the then Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker disqualified them. After this, the 14-month-old Congress-JD (S) government failed to prove majority in Karnataka in July and the government fell. After this, BS Yeddyurappa took over as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the fourth time. The Congress has been accusing the BJP on this issue from the beginning that it broke the MLAs under its ‘Operation Lotus’ and took the power of the state in its hands.
What happened after the assembly elections 2018
After the assembly elections 2018, the BJP had 106 seats with the support of independents, while the Congress and JDS coalition gathered 118 MLAs. In view of this, the BJP planned that 14 opposition MLAs should resign, after which the number of members in the house would be reduced to 210.
Congress-JD (S) government fell in 2019
If this happens, then 106 seats were needed for the majority, which was equal to the seats BJP won. However, he did not get success at that time. But in 2019, the BJP managed to bring 15 opposition MLAs into its ranks and the Congress-JD (S) government fell in July 2019.
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