Janata Dal (Secular) Chief and Former Prime Minister HD Gowda on Wednesday racked by coalition partner Congress in Karnataka for their ‘Unparliamentary’ remarks. Hitting out at ally, HD Gowda, said, ‘Is this any way to run a coalition government, where every day you have to request your coalition partner to not give unparliamentary remarks’.
He added while addressing the JDS National Convention, ‘I am in pain, today six months have completed since Kumaraswamy became Chief Minister. All kinds of things have happened in these 6 months, till now I have not opened my mouth but I can’t keep quiet now’.
Former PM HD Deve Gowda: Is this any way to run a coalition government, where every day you have to request your coalition partner to not give unparliamentary remarks (30.1.19) pic.twitter.com/PMrlyCUmst
— ANI (@ANI) January 31, 2019
While CM HD Kumaraswamy speaking on the convention again threatened to quit. He said reportedly, Yes, I had said I would step down if Congress leaders continue to take potshots at me. “If they repeatedly make such statements, how many more days can I tolerate such stuff. Power is ephemeral. What is permanent is you (party workers) and people of state’. He added that ‘Trust me’.
Earlier on January 28, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy threatened to quit following remarks of some Congress Lawmakers. Karnataka Chief Minister as quoted by ANI said he is ready to step down as the CM. ‘Congress leaders have to watch all that issues, I’m not the concerned person for it. If they want to continue with it, I’m ready to step down’. ‘They’re crossing the line…Congress leaders must control their MLAs’ HD Kumaraswamy added.
This is not the new Political Tussle in the state where – Congress and JD(S) is in Coalition Government. Earlier, Both the ruling Congress- JD(S) and BJP have alleged each other of ‘Horse-trading’ and trying to topple the seven-month-old coalition Government in the state months before Lok Sabha Polls.
The Congress-JD(S) together has 117 MLAs in Karnataka Assembly with Congress 80 and the JDS 37, while BJP has 104in the 224-member Assembly. The halfway mark is 113.