Thursday, 01 Oct, 10.41 pm The Indian Print

Kumaraswamy's taunt before by-election, Congress is not a party to combine

Bengaluru Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy said on Thursday that the Congress was not a coalition party and it does not respect coalition religion. The former chief minister said this a day after the Karnataka Congress ruled out any possibility of any alliance with the JDS in the November 3 by-election for two assembly seats in the state . He said that no such proposal was made by JDS.

Kumaraswamy tweeted, "... who proposed an alliance with Congress to JDS? No one from our side went to the Congress door like he had come to the door of HD Deve Gowda after the 2018 assembly elections. ' Kumaraswamy's reference was to the Congress-led erstwhile government in which he was the chief minister. Last year, this government fell due to rebellion by some MLAs of both the parties. He said that Congress is not a party worthy of alliance. Kumaraswamy said that the Congress had toppled the government under his leadership, which proves this. He said, "There cannot be an alliance with the Congress because that coalition does not respect religion."

He said that whenever there is talk of alliance in the state, it should not be considered as alliance between Congress and JDS. He said that Congress leaders should not try to take political advantage by taking the names of JDS and Deve Gowda. Congress leader Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar on Wednesday denied the possibility of any alliance for the by-election to be held in the state on November 3.

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