Senior BJP leader and party’s in-charge for Karnataka P Muralidhar Rao Tuesday said the JD(S)-Congress government in the state “cannot survive” its full five-year term and will fall on its own due to internal conflicts.

Denying the reports of the BJP trying to topple the government, Rao, the party’s general secretary, claimed the “problem is within the Congress”, as its leader DK Shivakumar wants to lead the government. “The problem is internal rivalry and conflicts of personal ambitions within the alliance, especially within the Congress. The problem of DK Shivakumar, who aspires to lead the government, has now become a problem of the Congress. And, this has been going for the last six months,” Rao told PTI

Terming the alliance “opportunistic and unnatural”, Rao said when a party with 79 MLAs extends support to a party with less than half the number of its MLAs, the government cannot be stable. “It is an opportunistic alliance to stop the BJP from coming to power. How can you expect a stable government, when a party with 79 MLAs extends support to a party with just 37 MLAs. This government cannot survive its full term. It is against the wishes of the people and mandate given by the people of the state,” he said.

He asserted that the BJP was not trying to topple the government. “Neither we are pulling it down nor we are supporting it. It will fall on its own. We are waiting and watching,” he said.

(Source: PTI)

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