BJP leader Yeddyurappa dismissed charges of horsetrading on Sunday and said that the party did not have any role to play in the ongoing crisis in Karnataka where, as per sources, at least 14 JD(S)-Congress MLAs have resigned.
"I am going to Tumkur and I will come back at 4 pm. You know about the political developments. Let's wait and see. I don't want to answer to what HD Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah say. I am nowhere related to this. The BJP has no role to play," he said.
On Saturday, Republic TV accessed an exclusive photo of the aide of Yeddyurappa's outside the hotel in Karnataka where the rebelling JD(S) leaders were staying. The Personal Assistant of Yeddyurappa was photographed outside the hotel and also seen with JD(S) leaders including former party president H Vishwanath.
Even on Saturday, Yeddyurappa had said, as per sources, that if the coalition government falls the BJP did not want another election as it would be a burden to the exchequer.
The Congress MLAs who are in Mumbai will be holding a close-door meeting on Sunday noon in Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai where they have been staying so that none of them backtracks from their stand and doesn't go back to the parties. Siddaramaiah is believed to be in touch with them as per sources.
Siddaramaiah has dismissed talks of the Congress MLAs demanding Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy's resignation to make way for him to become the chief minister. He said that,"Congress MLAs are loyal to the party, not me.". Kumaraswamy is expected to resign after coming back from his trip to the United State as he does not want the embarassment of a trust vote.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday accused the BJP over the resignation of the rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs from the Karnataka assembly, citing horsetrading.