BJP Alleges Karnataka Congress Government Led by 'Five-and-Half Chief Ministers'

BJP accuses Karnataka govt of 'five-and-half CMs,' alleging poor governance and law and order. BJP cites college murder as example, sparking outrage and political tensions.

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BJP Alleges Karnataka Congress Government Led by 'Five-and-Half Chief Ministers'

BJP Alleges Karnataka Congress Government Led by 'Five-and-Half Chief Ministers'

BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia has accused the Congress government in Karnataka, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, of being run by 'five-and-half Chief Ministers,' causing it to fail in delivering governance and maintaining law and order. Bhatia alleged that D.K. Shivakumar, G. Parameshwara, Priyank Kharge, Yathindra Siddaramaiah, and Randeep Singh Surjewala are functioning like chief ministers, while Siddaramaiah remains a 'half CM' as no one is listening to him.

Bhatia claimed that the state government's 'appeasement policies' have led to a 'growing Jihadi mentality' and a 'collapse of law and order.' He cited the recent murder of Neha Hiremath by Fayaz Munavalli in a college in Hubballi as an example of the deteriorating law and order situation. ABVP members held protest rallies in several cities, condemning the incident and demanding capital punishment for the accused. The Home Minister's statement hinting at a relationship between the victim and the accused was also criticized as a 'comment on her character.'

Former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has claimed that the law and order situation in the state has collapsed, with murders being committed daily. Union Minister Pralhad Joshi has also criticized the Congress government, stating that there is a complete breakdown of law and order in the state. Former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has blamed the killing of the student on 'love Jihad,' alleging that the Congress government's 'appeasement politics' has led to such incidents.

Why this matters: The allegations by the BJP against the Congress government in Karnataka highlight the ongoing political tensions and debates surrounding governance, law and order, and communal issues in the state. The incident in Hubballi and the subsequent political reactions underscore the sensitive nature of such cases and their potential to escalate into larger controversies.

The Karnataka government has firmly rejected the BJP's allegations, with Home Minister G Parameshwara claiming that the victim and the accused were in a relationship before it soured. Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar has accused the BJP of trying to create fear and panic, stating that Karnataka has the best law and order in the state. The campus murder has sparked outrage, with the BJP's student wing, ABVP, demanding justice for the victim's death and calling for a college bandh in Hubballi.

Key Takeaways

  • BJP accuses Karnataka govt of being run by 'five-and-half CMs,' failing governance
  • BJP alleges 'growing Jihadi mentality' and 'collapse of law and order' in state
  • BJP leaders criticize Congress govt over murder of student in Hubballi college
  • Karnataka govt rejects BJP's allegations, claims best law and order in state
  • ABVP protests, demands justice and capital punishment for accused in student's murder