Former Chief Minister and Senior Congress chief Siddaramaiah on Sunday stated his celebration’s tie-up with the JD(S) to kind a coalition authorities in Karnataka in 2018 was the excessive command’s determination. His feedback come a day after JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy alleged that becoming a member of arms with the Congress and forming coalition authorities destroyed the goodwill he had earned and maintained for 12 years.
Kumaraswamy even accused Siddaramaiah of a conspiracy, as he said that even BJP had not “betrayed” him to that stage. In his response, Siddaramaiah stated, “Despite having 70 MLAs, our party high command decided to support them to prevent a communal BJP coming to power.
Not me, but the high command spoke to them (H D Deve Gowda and H D Kumaraswamy). I had not spoken a word with them.” The Congress chief clarified that he was not current throughout the first stage of talks for coalition with JD(S). “I neither met Kumaraswamy nor Deve Gowda, nor had I invited them to form the government. Where is the question of trapping?” Siddaramaiah requested.
In a tweet, the Leader of Opposition alleged that the JD (S) at all times thought-about the Congress as its opponent and never the BJP with which it had maintained a tender stance. “JDS is the BJP’s B-Team, which is evident from H D Kumaraswamy’s statement yesterday that he would have been chief minister for 5 years if he had gone with the BJP.” Responding to Kumaraswamy’s assertion, BJP leaders stated the senior JD(S) chief was ‘repenting.’ “Kumaraswamy would have remained in power if he had tied up with the BJP. Now he is repenting,” Karnataka Medium and Large Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar advised reporters in Hubballi on Sunday.
The BJP MP from Mysuru-Kodagu Prathap Simha stated Kumaraswamy’s realisation that he was in a snug scenario when he was with BJP is sort of ‘encouraging.’ “At least he has realised it now,” Simha advised reporters in Mysuru. The BJP and JD(S) had earlier shaped a coalition authorities in 2006 with Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister and Yediyurappa as his deputy, beneath a power-sharing system of 20 months every.
However, the federal government had collapsed as JD(S) didn’t switch energy to BJP, which later went on to win the subsequent meeting elections and kind its first ever authorities within the south.