BS Yediyurappa is the father of Operation Kamala, says Siddaramiah E! News UK

Even as Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Thursday that the ruling BJP had achieved honorable results in winning a Gram Panchayat majority in Karnataka state, the congressman and opposition leader in the assembly State, Siddaramiah, accused him of organizing an operation to attract members of the opposition.

Polls were held for 5,728 Gram Panchayats, with voting taking place in two phases on December 22 and 27. A total of 91,339 members were declared elected on Thursday.

“The BJP has improved its performance at both state and national levels. In Gram Panchayat polls, BJP-backed candidates won over 60% of the seats. Of the 5,728 GPs, BJP-backed candidates won a majority in more than 3,800 of them. This has been possible thanks to our national leadership and collective leadership at the local level, ”said Yediyurappa.

The CM pointed out that in addition to winning 12 of the 15 assembly seats in the exemption elections last year, the BJP won the two assembly seats where bypolls took place this year. “We have constantly improved our performance,” he said.

However, Siddaramiah refuted the BJP’s claim that he won the GP majority.

“Yediyurappa is the father of ‘Operation Kamala’ (lotus). Using their financial power, they try to attract the candidates backed by our party who won in the GP polls. Making false claims like winning the GP majority doesn’t reflect a WC well, ”Siddaramiah said.

In the lexicon of Congress, Operation Kamala is allegedly the BJP’s covert way of trying to get MPs to quit opposition parties, especially a ruling coalition.

Political analyst Manjunath pointed out that since the GP polls were conducted without a party, it was easy for all parties to claim victory.

“In a number of seats it looked like a neck and neck fight between the BJP and Congress with the Saffron party slightly ahead. JDS is a distant third party. However, being in power means that the BJP has a natural advantage in trying to attract supporters from other parties and independents to install their choice as head of the Gram Panchayats.