Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's announcement comes after disqualified JDS MLA A H Vishwanath, who later turned rebel, accused H D Kumaraswamy government of tapping phones and spying on more than 300 leaders, including him.
While the Congress is blaming the BJP for the ongoing imbroglio, accusing it of horse-trading to topple the government, the BJP’s top leaders have countered the allegation saying the coalition was crumbling on its own.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Analysis: In the Lok Sabha elections 2019, BJP has capitalised on the fractious relationship between the HD Kumaraswamy's Janata Dal (Secular) and Congress in Karnataka. New seats in the BJP romp highlights the allergy towards the current state government
BJP's 'Operation Lotus' gambit had paid off in Karnataka a decade ago. The phrase is once again making headlines in the state after the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition came to power in May 2018.