Janata Dal-Secular supremo and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has reportedly made a stunning claim by saying that he did not want his son HD Kumaraswamy to be the chief minister of Karnataka. His latest comment is sure to rattle the Congress – JD(S) coalition.
Deve Gowda also claimed that the coalition in Karnataka was formed due to pressure by the Congress.
“I was the glue for the coalition in Karnataka. Sonia and Rahul Gandhi sent Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot to Bangalore. While having a discussion, I told them the pain of the coalition I had experienced before. I told them I don’t need it [coalition],” said Deve Gowda.
Deve Gowda also revealed that he had suggested Mallikarjun Kharge’s name for the post of the chief minister.
He said he had asked Rahul Gandhi to make Mallikarjun Kharge the chief minister. Ghulam Nabi Azad, however, later told Deve Gowda the Congress top boss wanted HD Kumaraswamy to be the chief minister, a demand HD Deve Gowda had to agree with.