Ever since the Congress-JD(S) government was formed in Karnataka, the citizens of the state have been witnessing repeated crying spells of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
In public meetings, campaign rallies, press interactions, the CM is quick to remind the difficult situation he is having to undergo every day as a result of being in coalition with the Congress party. Kumaraswamy, whose party won a mere 37 (out of 224) seats chose to ally with the Congress party knowing well that the offer would come with strings attached.
Yet he continues to run the government and continues to shed tears citing the unfairness of the situation.
From day to day governance where coalition compulsions outweigh citizen concerns to an election campaign where party workers are at loggerheads, nothing is smooth sailing in the Congress-JD(S) ship.
Kumaraswamy’s repeated breakdowns and obvious disinterested and ineffective leadership have so far been subject to ridicule and yet must be a serious point of concern. Karnataka deserves better than crying, blame shifting CM who is more interested in securing the future of his son (Nikhil Kumaraswamy is the candidate for Mandya Lok Sabha constituency).
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