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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading in Karnataka and claimed that rebel Congress lawmakers of the southern state were locked up in Mumbai, reports NDTV.

She also claimed that the constitution is in danger and condemned the arrogant attitude of BJP. She said that BJP should focus on working for the country instead of “trying to topple” state governments controlled by Opposition parties.

“I do not understand why they are so greedy,” she said in the Assembly.

“Why are they in such a hurry to capture all states. This is dirty politics. After Karnataka, they [BJP] will turn to Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan. Is it their job to break governments?”

The remarks came on the day when Congress MLA’s in Karnataka are submitting their resignations and the ones from Goa has moved to BJP.

The ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition is facing the threat of losing the majority in the Assembly.

“We condemn this arrogant attitude [of the BJP],” Banerjee said. “We just got to know from the media that Congress MLAs are locked up. They are preventing media from entering the area. The BJP is trying to indulge in horse-trading.”

Banerjee claimed the Constitution and the federal structure were in danger. “Democracy will lose if horse-trading continues,” she said. “We support the regional parties and others… fighting for democracy.”

The chief minister termed it a “conspiracy of Delhi.”


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