The trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister has sent ripples across the political spectrum, stirring controversies with objections flooding in from the Congress party. Outside the Congress party when the chief minister of Karnataka Kumaraswamy was confronted by the media about the trailer, he chose to distance himself from the subject.
He plainly responded saying, "I don't want to involve in all these things."
The trailer of the film 'The Accidental Prime Minister' was released on Thursday, which is set during the first term of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister of India, i.e. during the UPA-1, and is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Dr Singh's then media advisor Sanjaya Baru.
Earlier this week, the CM of Karnataka was at the focus of a controversy in which he was caught purportedly ordering someone over the phone to kill the assailants of former JD(S) leader Prakash, who was killed by masked men on Monday. Hours after the video triggered ruckus for the JD(S) leader, HD Kumaraswamy went on to give multiple statements justifying the video.
While earlier Kumaraswamy termed his statement where he was heard giving 'order to kill assailants in a shootout' as an 'emotional outburst', in his latest justification he labelled his account as a 'slip of tongue':
"It was not a shootout order. I said that emotionally. It was a slip of tongue. I gave the orders to the police. I said this in a different context. I was angry and outraged. I was talking about criminals who commit murders on a regular basis. They were jailed, but they got out on bail," said Kumaraswamy while speaking to the reporters in the matter.