Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa lashed out at Union home minister P Chidambaram for making "baseless" allegations against him over cancellation of a law and order review meeting fixed here for Saturday.
"The Centre has been neglecting the state. Karnataka had asked for NSG deployment but hasn't been granted that. I am ready to meet Union Home Minister any time but this is being turned into an issue because the elections are around the corner," Yeddyurappa said.
The issue came to fore on Friday when the Home Ministry issued a statement saying the minister is furious with Karnataka CM for refusing to meet him after several rescheduling and cancellations.
According to the statement, Chidambaram was upset after Karnataka CM cancelled meetings thrice, some even at the last minute. So, Chidambaram cancelled his Karnataka trip and the Home Ministry issued a statement for "people of Karnataka".