Mysore, Oct 15 (UNI) Fomer Karnataka Minister and senior Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Revanna today strongly condemned the Congress party for its 'backdoor' efforts to capture power in the State.
Addressing the media persons here, he alleged that the Congress party, with the Central Government influence, forced implementation of President's rule.
Mr Revanna challenged the Congress party to face elections instead of continuation of the President rule in the state.
Denying the reports that JD-S had been trying align with Congress to form the government in the State, he said that "JD(S) had never knocked the doors of the Congress and his party legislators are ready to face the elections and seek clear mandate from the people who have witnessed one of the best governance under the former Chief Minister H D Kumraswamy during the last 20 months." Stating that the Congress party has been trying to make the Rajbhavan as their office and putting efforts to clear the old files of them. They have even have succeeded canceling more then 4500 nominations made by the government soon after the President rule was imposed in the state, he pointed out.
Mr Revanna appealed to the Governor Rameshwar Thakur to act according to the constitutional frame work and not to yield pressure from any political party.
Defending his party action in denying power transfer to BJP, he said either party (JD-S) nor Mr Kumraswamy has not done wrong, it was the duty of M Kumraswamy to seek clarification from BJP on certain matters, but BJP was not ready for talks and took their own decision which resulted in the President rule in the state.
Referring to the JD(S) legislators meeting today in Bangalore, he said that the meeting has been arranged to study the prevailing political situation in the State and preparing for the elections, which was only option left. All Legislators and senior leaders are united in the party and complete faith under the leadership of Mr Kumraswamy as well as the national President and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, he added.