The Congress – JD ( S) alliance in Karnataka appears to be on the brink ahead of the Lok Sabha Polls 2019 . Former Prime Minister and JD (S) supremo H D Deve Gowda is peeved with the repeated comments made by state’s Congress leaders on his son and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. He has now reportedly warned that he cannot remain silent on the matter anymore.
Gowda said he has suffered much pain in the last six months when the government was formed in a post-poll alliance. “I am in pain. Six months have completed since Kumaraswamy became Chief Minister. All kinds of things have happened in these six months, till now I have not opened my mouth but I can’t keep quiet now,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“Is this any way to run a coalition government, where every day you have to request your coalition partner to not make unparliamentary remarks,” Gowda added.
In his most direct threat yet to coalition partner Congress, Kumaraswamy had recently said that he was ready to step down if the party does not control its MLAs. His blunt statement came after Congress’ C Puttaranga Shetty, a minister in the state government, said that for him, Siddaramaiah was still the chief minister.