Bharatiya Janata Party State president and Deputy Chief Minister K.S. Eshwarappa on Monday attacked Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah by describing him as one known to hoodwink others.
“He hoodwinked Janata Dal (Secular) and then came to the Congress. He is now trying to hoodwink the Congress after getting the Opposition leader’s post by blackmailing it,” Mr. Eshwarappa told reporters in Bangalore.
He alleged that Mr. Siddaramaiah had no significant achievements to his credit as the Opposition leader and he had not taken part in any of the pro-people struggles.
Mr. Eshwarappa also took exception to the claims by a few Congress leaders that about 10 BJP MLAs were set to join their organisation.
KJP supporters out
Mr. Eshwarappa said the BJP would provide ticket to all its sitting MLAs for the forthcoming Assembly elections. However, those who associate with the KJP would be denied ticket.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashok described the BJP as a huge tree and said nobody can cut its roots. They can at the most cut its branches, he said, at a meeting of the office-bearers from its morchas, in an oblique reference to Mr. Yeddyurappa getting ready to quit the party.