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Karnataka development is 'rank opportunism': Left

The coming together again of BJP and JD-S in Karnataka has evoked severe criticism from the Left parties, reports Anil Anand.

delhi Updated: Oct 29, 2007 08:53 IST
Anil Anand

The coming together again of BJP and JD-S in Karnataka has evoked severe criticism from the Left parties who have termed the development as "rank opportunism", which will lead to communal tension in the southern state.

CPM polit bureau said that the coming together of the two parties to form a BJP-led government is a "sordid spectacle". "The rank opportunism of JD-S and the BJP's lust for power has betrayed the aspirations of the people of Karnataka," it said.

The party feels that such an exercise is an exercise in futility. Seeking fresh mandate from the people is only plausible solution to the present political crisis in the state.

The CPI has described the happenings as a "serious development" which has opened a window for the BJP to find a foothold in the southern region. "It will add to the communal tension in Karnataka where the party along with VHP has in the past attempted to communalise the situation," the party said.

Expressing surprise on JD-S leadership's sudden decision to back a BJP-led government, the CPI said that repeated change of stance by the former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda's party is a "record in opportunism". "JD-S plea that it made a common cause with the BJP to prevent a split in its ranks is unconvincing," a CPI statement added.