The Congress in Karnataka on Monday demanded resignation of the BJP government led by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa for "betraying" people and "playing with the lives" of flood affected in north Karnataka.
"Yeddyurappa has no moral right to continue. People are praying when this government will go. Yeddyurappa instead of tendering apologies, should quit," Congress Leader in the state assembly Siddaramaiah told reporters here.
"Yeddyurappa has surrendered all his powers to Reddy brothers to save his chair," he alleged and demanded that the BJP make public the details of truce agreed between the chief minister and dissidents.
Siddaramaiah termed the proposed coordination committee being set up by under the leadership of BJP senior leader Sushma Swaraj as an "unconstitutional body" that would "hijack the powers and functions of an elected government".
He also asked Yeddyurappa not to withdraw the Rs 1,000 cess slapped on every load of lorry transporting iron ore buckling under pressure from Reddy brothers as such a measure would "cause heavy losses to the state exchequer and promote the business interest of these ministers".
"It is only a temporary truce between the rival factions. This government will not last long. Currently the state has no BJP government, but a coalition government of Yeddyurappa and Reddy factions," he said.