After the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka collapsed on Tuesday, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi likened the development to “a defeat of democracy and honesty” and said that the “greed” of the BJP had prevailed.
“From its first day, the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka was a target for vested interests, both within and outside, who saw the alliance as a threat and an obstacle in their path to power.
Their greed won today. Democracy, honesty & the people of Karnataka lost,” Gandhi said in a tweet. ‘Democracy and Honesty Lost’: Rahul Gandhi Says ‘Vested Interests’ Behind Congress-JD(S) Defeat.
Reacting to the development, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said the BJP one day will discover that everything cannot be bought, everyone cannot be bullied and every lie is eventually exposed.
“Until then I suppose, the citizens of our country will have to endure their unbridled corruption, the systematic dismantling of institutions that protect the people’s interests and the weakening of a democracy that took decades of toil and sacrifice to build,” she said in a tweet.
Responding to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet, the Karnataka BJP accused him of again “not making sense”. The party added it was the Congress party’s desperation to hold on to power that had led to its latest loss.