Kumaraswamy says 'I’m not clinging on to power'
CM HD Kumaraswamy discusses over the confidence motion, He said that he is not clinging onto power and he expressed the political experiences since when he was in coalition government leader in 2006 and in Opposition BJP’s tries to collapse the present coalition government.
Kumaraswamy repeated again he is not focused on the official power and he stated the power is not permanent. He told “Power is not permanent. Power comes and goes.” The BJP may have won 303 seats today. But I would like to remind the BJP that the late Rajiv Gandhi had won a mandate with more than 400 seats. But what happened later? Let them not assume power is permanent” he said.
CM HDK said remembering the political days of 2008-13 time, he said BJP begins a new step in the State’s history by getting MLAs to resign to circumvent the anti-defection law. He said, “I will also see how stable a government you would give after all this exercise.” He alleged that “You are enjoying now, but it’s temporary. You will also face it in the future.” He also added, “it needs to be recorded for posterity.”
He asked that there is emergency voting on the trust vote, that PM A.B. Vajpayee allows 10 days limit for trust vote, “why such a hurry now,” he questioned. Responding that Opposition leader BS Yeddyurappa asking to “expose his government. The government has failed in drought relief and deceived farmers over loan waiver. Now, that the government has moved confidence motion, the Opposition should at leader tell how I have failed. Instead, they are only seeking a vote by the end of the day” he said. BJP had strategically decided not to discuss, as a debate would only delay the vote on a confidence motion.