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Congress Is Not Worthy Of An Alliance: Ex-Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

“There can’t be an alliance with Congress that does not honour coalition dharma,” Mr Kumaraswamy stated.


JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday made a pointy assault on erstwhile ally Congress, saying it was not a celebration worthy of an alliance and it doesn’t honour coalition dharma.

A day after the Karnataka Congress dominated out any understanding with the regional social gathering for the November three by-elections to 2 meeting constituencies within the state, the previous chief minister hit again, declaring there was no such proposal from JD(S).

“….who had placed the proposal from the JD(S) to have an alliance with the Congress? None of us have gone to Congress’ doors like they had come to HD Deve Gowda’s (JDS supremo) doors after the 2018 assembly polls,” Mr Kumaraswamy tweeted.

He was referring to the Congress forging the post-poll tie-up with JDS beneath which he turned the chief minister heading the coalition authorities, that had collapsed final 12 months following riot by a bit of MLAs from each events.

The Congress was not a celebration worthy of an alliance, he stated including this was ‘proved’ by its conduct akin to “bringing down” the coalition authorities led by him, luring of BSP MLAs supporting its authorities in Rajasthan to defect and its makes an attempt to ‘destabilise’ the federal government in Maharashtra.

“There can’t be an alliance with Congress that doesn’t honour the coalition dharma,” Mr Kumaraswamy stated.

Whenever there was a reference to alliance within the state, let there be no feeling that it concerned the Congress and the JD(S). Let Congress leaders do not attempt to take political mileage through the use of the names of JDS and his father Deve Gowda, he stated.

Congress Legislature Party chief Siddaramaiah and KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Wednesday had dominated out any chance of an understanding with the JDS for the November three bypolls within the state.

The Election Commission on Tuesday had introduced the schedule for by-election to Sira in Tumakuru district and Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) within the metropolis.

The bypolls had been necessitated in Sira following the loss of life of sitting MLA B Sathyanarayana of JD(S) final month, whereas the RR Nagar seat fell vacant following the disqualification of Congress MLA N Munirathna beneath the anti- defection legislation final 12 months.

The Congress has finalised former Minister TB Jayachandra as its nominee from Sira, however is but to discover a candidate for RR Nagar.

BJP and JD(S) are but to call the candidates for each the seats.

Both Congress and JD(S) that had fashioned a coalition authorities led by Mr Kumaraswamy after 2018 meeting polls, parted methods following the collapse of presidency attributable to inside variations and defection from a number of legislators.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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