Wednesday, July 10, 2019

"Would You Blame Ratan Tata?" BJP Lawmaker Sneers At Karnataka Allegation

New Delhi: Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the BJP parliamentarian today scoffed at allegations that he had organized the special flight to Mumbai for rebel Karnataka lawmakers soon after they resigned on Saturday, plunging the Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition into a crisis. "Would you blame Ratan Tata if the MLAs (lawmakers) went on a Vistara flight," the Rajya Sabha member questioned on Wednesday.
"If travelling by a plane can bring down a government then everyone will use a plane, right? This was a chartered plane which has earlier been used by Congress leaders too. So instead of blaming the plane, they should blame instability of their coalition," Rajeev Chandrasekhar told NDTV.
"This is desperately grasping at straws. Somehow the Congress and the JDS want to lay the blame at the BJP's door. But the issue will now be resolved by the Supreme Court," he said.
Eleven lawmakers of the Congress and JDS were taken from Bengaluru to Mumbai in batches on the special plane. The lawmakers are currently at a five-star hotel in the financial capital and have refused to see Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who has been blocked by the Mumbai police from entering their hotel.
10/07/19 Deepshikha Ghosh/NDTV
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