Bengaluru: The BJP on Monday "completely belittling" the Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that he was at mercy of Congress and not of the state's 6.5 crore poeple, saying he has progressed toward becoming "chief manager of the Congress' ATM machine" in the state.
Conversing with media people here, BJP representative Sambit Patra said Kumaraswamy's comments were much the same as abusing democracy.
"This is completely disparaging to the democracy of the nation. This is the aftermath when you play with the order of the general population for your frivolous political reasons. The sort of proclamation that Kumaraswamy has made is totally against from the essential tenets of the democracy," he said.
He said BJP president Amit Shah had officially communicated apprehension that the way "people's mandate has been overlooked" in Karnataka, the state government will be keep running from 10 Janpath - the address of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
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Taking note of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while tending to a rally at Baghpat on Sunday, had called for government ought to be go through "janmat (individuals' order)" and "not from Janpath", he said that this message should achieve Kumaraswamy and the Congress.
"Today, Congress and JD(S) is celebrating however the general population of Karnataka are not celebrating, they are disappointed," he said.
Patra said Modi and Shah had brought up issues over Congress expectations in Karnataka, claiming that the Congress takes a gander at Karnataka "as their ATM machine".
"After the announcement of Kumaraswamy, we can state that the Congress has discovered another manager for its ATM machine in Karnataka. Kumaraswamy has turned into the CM i.e. the Chief Manager of the Congress' ATM machine. The question is who is the Chief Minister of Karnataka?"
He additionally alluded to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments about "coalition impulses", saying that Kumaraswamy's comments had helped to remember those words.
Kumaraswamy, who was in Delhi on Monday, looked to clear up his comments, saying partner Congress had numbers that made its voice more grounded in the coalition government.