Bengaluru: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha who recently snapped ties with BJP has been critical of the central government for its attempt at forming the government in Karnataka when the party did not have the numbers or an alliance to reach the majority mark of 112.
Yashwant Sinha had headed to a spot near parliament this week to protest Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invite to the BJP's B S Yeddyurappa that he said, had triggered an Indian Political League, quite like the Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket. "Now, MLAs and MPs will be auctioned. They will support those who will give them maximum money," Yashwant Sinha told on Thursday, a reference to the Karnataka governor giving Yeddyurappa 15 days time to prove his majority.
Soon after the Supreme Court gave newly-sworn in Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa 24 hour notice to face the trust vote at 4 pm on Saturday, Yashwant Sinha took to Twitter and made another sharp attack on the BJP.
"I can predict that tomorrow's vote of confidence in Karnataka will be won by BJP by foul means. Just wait and watch," Yashwant Sinha.
I can predict that tomorrow's vote of confidence in Karnataka will be won by BJP by foul means. Just wait and watch.— Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) May 18, 2018
The jibe came hours after B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka on the strength of his claim that the people of the state had delivered the mandate to the BJP.
The BJP has 104 seats in the state assembly that has an effective strength of 221 members. The Congress and Janata Dal Secular alliance won 78 and 37 seats respectively.
Yashwant Sinha's tweet was a follow-up to his forecast a day earlier that the political developments in Karnataka was, in his words, "a rehearsal" of what would happen in Delhi after the 2019 general elections if the BJP-led coalition didn't get a clear majority.
What is happening in Karnataka today is a rehearsal for what will happen after the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi.— Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) May 17, 2018