West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading in Karnataka and claimed that rebel Congress lawmakers of the southern state were locked up in Mumbai.
Claiming that Constitution is in danger, the Trinamool Congress president said, “We condemn this arrogant attitude (of the BJP).” “We just got to know from the media that Congress MLAs are locked up. They are preventing media from entering the area. The BJP is trying to indulge in horse-trading,” Ms Banerjee added.
She alleged that media persons were not allowed where the Congress lawmakers are locked up and some agencies were helping the ruling party at the Centre. “Democracy will lose if horse-trading continues,” the Trinamool Congress chief said, adding, “Our constitution is in danger, our federal structure is in danger. It’s a constitutional break down.” “We support the regional parties and others… fighting for democracy,” Ms Banerjee said.
In a fresh jolt to the wobbly Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka, two Congress more legislators, Housing minister MTB Nagaraj and K Sudhakar, tendered their resignations last evening, to the Speaker, taking the number of disgruntled lawmakers who have quit to 16.