No relation with developments in Karnataka: Rajnath Singh

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament (PTI photo)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament (PTI photo)

The BJP-ruled government has no relation to the ongoing developments in Karnataka and did not put pressure on any MLA or MP to switch parties, Union Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday in Lok Sabha.

The Defence Minister said the government is committed to protect the sanctity of Parliament.

“Whatever is happening currently in Karnataka, we have not relation with that,” he said, replying to the issue raised by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

Chowdhury alleged the BJP-ruled government is hatching a conspiracy to break the Congress-led government in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

The Congress-JD (S) government has plunged into a crisis, with 13 MLAs of the alliance submitting their resignation to the Speaker. 12 of them did it on Saturday.

The defence minister said the resignation drive was started by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

“Big leaders of Congress are resigning,” he added.
(PTI)