Former CM HD Kumaraswamy says was like Congress’ ‘slave’ during state coalition government regime
HD Kumaraswamy said his period of CM in the JD(S)-Congress state government, called himself from 'Vishakanth' to 'dependent' CM to “'Sandarbika Shishu'. He said 'during my 14-month tenure as CM of the State in Congress-JD(S) coalition government, I was a ‘slave’ of the Congress party. I had given full freedom to the MLAs and also to those who were appointed as chairpersons of the various government bodies. I don’t know why they are humiliating and criticising me now'.
HDK also said, “Although the national Congress leaders willingly supported the formation of a Congress-JD(S) state coalition, sources have informed me that the local party leaders were opposed to the coalition,” he stated.
HDK said, “From day one of the coalition government’s formation, the Congress leaders had been constantly critical of the alliance and passed some of the other comment on a daily basis. The people of the state have observed all of this and are aware of it too. I want to clarify that I had sanctioned Rs 19000 crores to the constituencies belonging to the Congress which is more than given to the JDS.”
“I’ve met all the Congress leaders who came to me without an appointment. I responded immediately to all the demands that they placed before me. Whatever was not achievable for the previous state Congress government in five years, I’ve done and shown it in just a matter of 14-months, he stated.”
He said, “None of our party members is willing to join hands with the Congress in future, but their party high command still, supports us.”