The Congress party in Karnataka has accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Of using former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa as a “disposable tissue paper.” The BJP has denied these allegations and maintained that Yediyurappa is an important leader of the party. The by-elections in the state are scheduled to take place on April 17, and Yediyurappa has been campaigning vigorously for the BJP. It remains to be seen whether the Congress’ allegations will have any impact on the election results.