Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President D. K. Shivakumar said on Sunday July 17 that the State’s Government is a coalition and not the “original BJP.”
He also claimed that there were many problems within the ruling party because over 60 per cent of the government is made up of people who moved from the Congress and JD (S) to the BJP, and longtime members of the party feel sidelined.
“There is fear (in the BJP), there are many internal issues, which is why their national leaders keep coming and holding meetings,” said Shivakumar.
Speaking to mediapersons he said, “Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai comes from a different party. Those who came with the CM from the Janata Dal are about 34 per cent, those who have left the Congress are 30 per cent, and BJP is about 30 per cent.” He also said that there are a lot of internal issues and there is a lot of anxiety and fear within, as original BJP people feel that the government is being run by outsiders who came during operation lotus.