Senior Congress leader accuses some party leaders of ‘tormenting’ Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy | India News
being within the prime submit and was swallowing the ache
+ like ‘Vishakantha’ (Lord Shiva), who drank poison.
“There are some Congress leaders who’re tormenting him. I will not disclose the names. Those that aren’t capable of digest the (Congress-JDS) coalition authorities are simmering from inside and are giving hassle to Kumaraswamy,” stated former Meeting speaker Koliwad, whereas reacting to Kumaraswamy’s emotional breakdown.
Reflecting strains within the JD(S)-Congress coalition authorities in Karnataka, a teary-eyed Kumaraswamy had informed a gathering of the JD(S) employees right here on Saturday that he was “not pleased” being within the prime submit and was swallowing the ache like ‘Vishakantha’ (Lord Shiva), who drank poison.
Requested whether or not he was referring to former Congress chief minister Siddaramaiah, Koliwad stated he wouldn’t reveal the names.
“Let folks assume whom I’m referring to,” he stated.
“Mallikarjun Kharge (opposition Congress chief) and (deputy chief minister) Parameshwara have supported this authorities. It’s as much as the folks to resolve who’s creating hassle for Kumaraswamy,” Koliwad informed reporters right here.
His remarks are being interpreted in political circles as a reference to Siddaramaiah, whom he had brazenly attacked, blaming his “dictatorial perspective” for the defeat of the Congress within the current Meeting polls within the state.
Koliwad reminded the Congress leaders that the federal government, led by Kumaraswamy, was shaped on the instructions of the celebration excessive command.
He stated he firmly believed that the Congress-JD(S) coalition authorities has to run efficiently and all of the Congress leaders must help it in order that the 2 events win the utmost variety of seats within the Lok Sabha polls subsequent 12 months.
Kumaraswamy has been on a bumpy street since he grew to become a chief minister on Might 23, heading the coalition authorities, confronting wranglings over portfolio allocation and presentation of the finances.
In his authorities’s first finances on July 5, Kumaraswamy, who additionally holds the finance portfolio, had unveiled a Rs 34,000 crore farm mortgage waiver, and later introduced a further crop mortgage waiver of Rs 10,700 crore from cooperative banks.
Nevertheless, his finances got here underneath assault from inside the coalition with a number of senior Congress MLAs, together with former minister H Okay Patil, writing to him, demanding programmes for the minority group and the northern area of the state.
Just lately, Siddaramaiah, who can also be the pinnacle of the Congress-JD(S) coordination committee, in a letter to Kumaraswamy, had pressed for withdrawing the hike on petrol and diesel costs and discount within the provide of rice underneath the ‘Anna Bhagya’ scheme meant for the poor.