Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah has contradicted the claims of current Chief Minister of Karnataka H. D. Kumaraswamy and said that there is no threat to the Karnataka coalition.
Amid infighting between the Congress and JDS party members, H. D. Kumaraswamy had levelled charges against the BJP accusing them of trying to topple the government and engaging in poaching by way of bribing party members.
While Siddharamaih agreed that BJP indeed was 'desperately' trying to topple the government, he said that they won't succeed in their endeavour.
Contradicting H. D. Kumaraswamy's charges, Siddharamaih said "There is absolutely no threat to the coalition government, we will survive and function to deliver the promises we have made to the people of Karnataka"
Expressing helplessness at the shaky state of the coalition government in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy while addressing a public rally on Tuesday had said that being a CM he could not publicly share the problems he faces every day and thus broke down.
" I cannot tell what problems I am facing openly. I am the Chief Minister now but I cannot share the pain that I face every day with you. If I do then they will question me as to how will I be able to solve the problems faced by people. On one hand, I have ensured this government functions peacefully and on the other, I'll have to keep assuring our bureaucrats that this government is safe. I have all these responsibilities," he said.
When questioned about the reason behind the CM's breakdown, Siddharamaih said,
"Why doesnt one ask him, he can given an explanation regarding his breakdown"
The Congress-JDS had faced a setback during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections when BJP had swept 25 parliamentary constituencies out of a total of 28, leaving Congress to one seat. The Congress and JD(S) coalition, which won 117 seats combined, is currently in power in the Karnataka State Assembly managing a slim margin over the BJP's 104 seats.