Congress accuses BJP of destabilising non-BJP govts in states; saffron party 'fine-tuned in art of poaching, abducting MLAs', says Anand Sharma

Terming the recent developments in Madhya Pradesh an insult to democracy, senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said the saffron party attempts to destabilise non-BJP governments in states

Press Trust of India March 11, 2020 17:51:39 IST
Congress accuses BJP of destabilising non-BJP govts in states; saffron party 'fine-tuned in art of poaching, abducting MLAs', says Anand Sharma
  • Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP of being in the 'business of poaching and abducting MLAs, and stealing governments'

  • Terming the recent developments in Madhya Pradesh an insult to democracy, senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said the saffron party attempts to destabilise non-BJP governments in states

  • Sharma questioned why the BJP was intolerant towards non-BJP governments in the states which have come to power with public mandate

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP of being in the "business of poaching and abducting MLAs, and stealing governments", claiming that the party has fine-tuned the art.

Congress accuses BJP of destabilising nonBJP govts in states saffron party finetuned in art of poaching abducting MLAs says Anand Sharma

File image of Congress leader Anand Sharma. ANI

Terming the recent developments in Madhya Pradesh an insult to democracy, senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said the saffron party attempts to destabilise non-BJP governments in states.

"The BJP has fine-tuned the art of poaching and abducting MLAs and stealing governments," he said.

Sharma questioned why the BJP was intolerant towards non-BJP governments in the states which have come to power with public mandate.

"The BJP is a ruling party and is expected to follow certain norms and procedures. It is now seriously in business of poaching MLAs and stealing governments," he told reporters at a press conference.

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Sharma said the Congress condemned the BJP for creating a crisis in Madhya Pradesh by poaching MLAs and taking them to Bengaluru.

"It is against political morality, mandate of people and against principles and precedents of parliamentary democracy," he said.

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