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Congress calls Bommai a ‘puppet CM’ as political tension brews in Karnataka

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Referring to the current political developments in the State and the Bharatiya Janata Party, the in a series of tweets took jibes at the government and said that the state appears set to see a third Chief Minister after Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Bengaluru last week.

The said that the Bommai government, which has not been able to conduct its first-anniversary “Janotsva”, will soon see its end.

The said that it looks like Bommai is counting the hours to leave the chair and asked Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, “Dear Bommai, the ‘sword fight’ for the CM has been started. What is the reason for the change of CM, is it your administrative failure, a fight between leaders, or is it B.S. Yediyurappa’s anger?”

These comments from Congress came a day after former MLA B. Suresh Gowda claimed that the party’s top leadership was considering replacing Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. He had said, “The Chief Minister might get replaced before Independence Day. There have been talks in the party.”

The Opposition Congress, taking a dig at Bommai, tweeted, “40% government is likely to see a third Chief Minister.” In another tweet, the party said that “the puppet CM Bommai is on his way out.”

The Congress also lashed out at the government for various scams such as recruitment of PSI, drug peddling, fake currency, and bitcoin and alleged that the Bommai government supported these scams.

“When the State is suffering, it is power-play for the . Instead of providing relief to the people suffering from floods at a war footing, the BJP in is looking at installing its third Chief Minister. Whenever the State is in distress, the BJP begins its power game,” Congress tweeted.

Meanwhile, hitting back at the Congress, Health Minister K Sudhakar said that the grand old party was dreaming about CM-change.

“The BJP government is safe and stable under the efficient leadership of Mr. Bommai,” Dr. Sudhakar remarked.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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