Bengaluru: Karnataka politics has often been cited while talking about the recent political turmoil that was going on in Maharashtra with regard to government formation. Now, former chief minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy has taken a jibe at former CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and alleged that Fadnavis did everything to topple the HDK-led coalition government in Karnataka and was hence paying for his actions.
It may be recalled that Fadnavis, who was sworn-in as the CM on Saturday stepped down from the post on Tuesday afternoon as the BJP was not in a position to form the government in Maharashtra.
“I am sad to hear that Devendra Fadnavis has quit, while I should have been the happiest. Was he not the one who did every possible thing to topple my government? He was the one who hosted the rebel MLAs. Now the time has given him a befitting reply,” he said in his tweet on Tuesday afternoon.
In a continued tweet, he said: You reap what you sow and Fadnavis is doing precisely that (BSY will also get to see this day soon). He is only a victim of time. The BJP is paying a very heavy price for being power-hungry. The BJP must at least now stop its tactics of creating a void and leading the states into elections.”
The anger of HDK was because 17 MLAs- 14 from Congress and three from JDS had broken tied with their parties and led to the collapse of the coalition government in Karnataka led by him recently. These MLAs were all hosted in Maharashtra. Now, Fadnavis has witnessed a similar situation. Forced to face a trust vote on the floor of the Maharashtra assembly on Wednesday to prove it had the majority, the BJP found itself wanting for numbers and ultimately decided to not go for the trust vote.