BJP leaders said that both intelligence department and anti corruption bureau function under the CM. Therefore, they have sought from him the names of the so-called kingpins. They have urged the CM not to employ hit-and-run tactics. Kumaraswamy has also been warned of legal action.
Speaking in the city on Friday separately, general secretary of the party and MP, Shobha Karandlaje, former deputy chief minister, R Ashok, and state general secretary, Aravind Limbavali, tackled the chief minister for his statement which they feel was unjustified.
Shobha Karandlaje, who advised the CM not to adopt hit-and-run tactics, asked him to utilize the services of intelligence department to get information. She said that Kumaraswamy is accusing BJP for the lack of coordination between the coalition partners, Congress and JD(S). She asked him not to make allegations against BJP to cover up for his own follies.
Ashok challenged the CM to reveal the names of the kingpins. He guessed that the kingpin the CM is referring to might be former CM, Siddaramaiah as the government had faced hiccups when he went to Dharmasthala. He pointed out that the government is on tenterhooks again when Siddaramaiah is away on Europe tour.
Aravind Limbavali blamed the CM of making unsubstantiated allegations against BJP instead of gearing up the administration to meet the challenges created by excessive rains. “The chief minister should behave himself and maintain the dignity of his position. You are in charge of administration. If someone has hoarded money, you have the right of conducting raids,” he commented.