Hitting out at the BJP for constantly disrupting his 'village stay', Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy (HDK) has said that while his morale is diminished due to such efforts, he continues to mingle with people, realizing and responding accordingly.
(#BJP-sponsored groups are constantly trying to disrupt my village stay. My morale diminished with such efforts; Mingling with people, realizing and responding, I continue to do so)
Earlier in the day, in a shocking behaviour, Kumaraswamy shouted at protestors in Raichur during his village stay and mocked them of voting for Narendra Modi.
In the visuals, HDK can be seen shouting on the protestors while being seated on a bus. A protestor was heard saying 'why don't you pour petrol on us and kill us instead.
HDK said, "Go and vote for Narendra Modi. Go vote for Modi. Learn to show some respect. He then indicates the driver to move ahead.
Defiant of the exorbitant lifestyle in Bengaluru while governing and the amenities set up in drought-stricken villages during his 'village stay', Kumaraswamy, on Tuesday had said that how he lives is his prerogative adding that he does not need to give any explanation to his BJP counterparts. He also asked why the media was interfering in his personal issues, as he had not billed any expenditure to the government.
"Have I given any expenditure bill to the government? That is my personal issue. Why are there questions about my personal activities? I am not interested to get a certificate from BJP friends. I will work according to my conscience." he said, addressing reporters.
In a massive expose, on June 20, Republic TV had uncovered that Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has been operating from the Taj West End Hotel since May 2018.
After swearing-in as the chief minister of Karnataka on 23 May 2018, HD Kumaraswamy had refused to take up residence in the government accommodation.
Following this, Republic TV had accessed the visuals of the exclusive renovation done in the bathroom of the house Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy stayed at during his 'village' stay in Yadgir, which is a drought-ridden district in the state.
Politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned Kumaraswamy's opulence, particularly at a time where the state is going through a severe drought and the political factions are in a disarray.