Bengaluru: Launching a scathing attack on H. D. Kumaraswamy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yeddyurappa on Monday said that even though 156 talukas in the state are battling with drought and farmers committing suicide, Karnataka Chief Minister is not here to attend to the situation as he is busy celebrating the New Year’s in Singapore, news agency ANI reported. Also Read - Tejasvi Surya Controversy: Govt Asks Twitter to Remove Bengaluru MP's Tweet Linking Terrorism to Islam

The BJP leader added that the cabinet ministers are also not present to take stock of the situation. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: BJP MP Gautam Gambhir Casts Vote With Family, Says 'Voting is Not Only Our Right But Our Power'

“156 talukas in the state are suffering from drought and water crisis, farmers are committing suicide, at this time. Karnataka CM has gone to Singapore to celebrate the new year, his cabinet members have also gone to different places to celebrate,” ANI reported BS Yeddyurappa as saying. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Senior Congress Leader Janardan Dwivedi's Son Joins BJP

Earlier as well, BS Yeddyurappa accused HD Kumaraswamy of indulging in politics of Divide and Rule. The BJP leader said, “CM HD Kumaraswamy is playing politics of Divide & Rule. Unfortunately, he is working only for 37 JDS MLA seats, not as CM of entire Karnataka. CM’s injustice to different parts of Karnataka & especially North Karnataka has created agitation in North Karnataka.”

In another incident on September 21, H D Kumaraswamy and B S Yeddyurappa were locked in a war of words after former accused the BJP of attempting to topple his government in the state. The leaders even threatened each other.

According to an NDTV report, Yeddyurappa said, “Kumaraswamy should not forget that it’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government at the centre and if he takes any action, we know how to retaliate.” Following which, the Chief Minister then warned BJP state president said, “You cannot do anything to us. Don’t also forget that the government is in my hands and I can do anything.”