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Karnataka political crisis: BJP accuses Kumaraswamy of wasting tax payers' money

The BJP took to Twitter to send a message to chief minister HD Kumaraswamy as there was a delay in his presence in the state Assembly

Karnataka political crisis:  BJP accuses Kumaraswamy of wasting tax payers' money
Bengaluru, First Published Jul 23, 2019, 4:51 PM IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday was accused by the BJP of "wasting" the tax payers' money to the last second using his position. Kumaraswamy is battling a major political crisis 

As there was delay in Kumaraswamy's presence in the state Assembly, debating on the confidence motion moved by him on Friday, the BJP took to Twitter to send him a message.

The tweet read, "Session for #KarnatakaTrustVote has begun. But CM @hd_kumaraswamy is resting at his Taj West end hotel. His message is clear. He will continue to loot & waste tax payers money to the very last second as CM. He & his party will be answerable to Kannadigas very soon (SIC)."

Kumaraswamy was locked in hectic parleys with Congress' troubleshooter DK Shivakumar and a few others to find a way out of the crisis triggered by resignations of Congress and JD(S) MLAs.

Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday night had announced that the voting will have to take place by 6pm on Tuesday under any circumstances, saying the proceedings should not be prolonged and he should not be made a "scapegoat". 

Kumaraswamy's government will slip into minority if the MLAs do not turn up on Tuesday or if their resignations are accepted by the speaker.

As the debate on the confidence motion prolonged to the fourth day, former deputy chief minister KS Eshwarappa asked the Speaker, in a tweet, to have discussion other than 'there are many to speak in the House', 'give us a chance too' and 'it's getting late in the evening, let us go home'.

Eshwarappa was apparently referring to the reasons given by the ruling coalition members for seeking deferment of the trust vote.

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