Bangalore, Jun 27 (UNI) Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Mallikarjun Kharge today alleged that the BJP was ruling the state by holding six independent members captive with an 'open agenda' to create a split in the opposition parties.
Talking to newspersons here, he said the 'hidden agenda' of the BJP has come to light following views expressed by senior cabinet minister K S Eswarappa, who in Shimoga, said that the party was not averse to creating split among the opposition parties to remain in power.
Stating that Mr Eswarappa's viewpoint was very clear, Mr Kharge said it was indicative of the developments to happen in future with the government filing 'false criminal charges' against opposition party leaders.
Referring to the statement made by independent ministers and an independent member endorsing their support unitedly to the government headed by B S Yeddyurappa, the Congress leader said their statement amply showed that all was not well in the ruling party.
Replying to queries, he said Mr Yeddyurappa was criticising the Centre unnecessarily instead of ensuring proper distribution of fertilisers to the farmers.
There was sufficient stock of fertilisers in the state, he added.
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