Even two years after the Congress-JDS coalition authorities fell in Karnataka, prime leaders of each events haven’t moved on. JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy and Congress chief Siddaramaiah continued accountable one another for the autumn of their coalition authorities on Wednesday.
“Siddaramaiah wants solely energy. When he didn’t get that energy on this social gathering, didn’t he change to Congress? Simply to sit down within the opposition he sacrificed the political way forward for 23 of his ministers. Everyone is aware of who’s chargeable for making Yediyurappa the Chief Minister. Isn’t he ashamed of calling JDS the B crew of BJP?” asked former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, blaming Siddaramaiah for the fall of the coalition government.
The blame game which began in July 2019, when the Kumaraswamy-led coalition government fell after 17 Congress-JDS legislators defected to the BJP, did not end here. Siddaramaiah retorted to Kumaraswamy’s allegations saying he had insulted the Constitution of India by insulting the position of leader of the opposition.
“Is this the respect a former Chief Minister gives to a constitutional position? Even his father H D Devegowda had served as leader of the opposition when Deveraj Urs was the CM. Out of 17 MLAs who defected to BJP during the coalition government, three were from the JD(S). Did I send them too? Also when he addressed during the vote of no confidence motion, he blamed Yediyurappa for the ‘Operation Kamala’ and alleged that BJP lured MLAs by offering money and position. Why did he not take my name then? I would have replied in the Assembly only. I have never compromised on my ideology or principles for political benefits. It was Kumaraswamy who withdrew support to the Dharam Singh government in 2005 and joined hands with BJP to become the CM. Was that done for the power or to practice asceticism?” stated Siddaramaiah, one other former Chief Minister.
“At a time when the coalition authorities was about to lose the bulk, Kumaraswamy was sitting in America. What was the necessity for that? I referred to as him to come back again on the earliest however he stayed there for 9 days. Can CM run a authorities from West Finish? Can he run the administration with out assembly MLAs, Ministers and Officers? This was the rationale for the federal government’s fall. I’m uninterested in repeating the identical factor. I can’t reply to such allegations once more,” he added.
However, the war of words did not end there. Two chief ministers have sworn in after the fall of the Congress-JDS but the two leaders haven’t unanimously found the “reason for the fall”.
Kumaraswamy stated he would cease speaking about Siddaramaiah solely when Siddaramaiah stops speaking about him and his social gathering.
“If you don’t cease, I can’t cease. Siddaramaiah is chargeable for the autumn of the coalition authorities. He despatched his MLAs to the BJP. He deliberate to carry down the coalition authorities even earlier than it might take off. He criticises the JDS on one facet and drowns his personal social gathering on the opposite facet. Siddaramaiah just isn’t reliable,” said Kumaraswamy.
This is the latest statement in what seems to be an ongoing and possibly never-ending hunt for finding the “person responsible” for the autumn of the coalition authorities in Karnataka.