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Bengaluru: Congress-JD(S) top leaders engage in verbal friction


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, May 13: The lack of understanding and underlying enmity that was evident among the lower ranks of the Congress and the JD(S) now seem to have percolated to the level of presidents. While state president of the JD(S), A H Vishwanath, entered the war field and fired his first salvo at former chief minister, Siddaramaiah, both Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president, Dinesh Gundu Rao, gave sharp reactions.

In response to Siddaramaiah's claim that he was expelled from the JD(S) for having supported the minorities, backward classes and the Dalits, Vishwanath said that the credit for creating an environment for elevating Siddaramaiah to the position of chief minister should go to the JD(S). He also said, referring to the demand for elevating Siddaramaiah to the post of the chief minister that the chairman of the coordination committee of the coalition government can wait till 2022 for that to happen. He also wondered what Siddaramaiah had achieved during his tenure. Siddaramaiah reacted by saying that these statements have emanated because of a sense of envy Vishwanath has been going through, and said he does not deem it necessary to give any response.


Siddaramaiah and A H Vishwanath 

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president, Dinesh Gundu Rao, said that Vishwanath, being the president of a party that is the coalition partner in the state, should not have made this statement, and that he needs to stick to coalition principles. He agreed that both parties have to follow the principles of coalition politics. "I do not know under what circumstances Vishwanath said that no development happened in Karnataka during the five years of Congress rule. This statement was improper," he stated.

In a bid to cool the nerves, in-charge of state Congress affairs, K C Venugopal, who is on a visit to the state, said that some of the legislators have been demanding to make Siddaramaiah the state chief minister, and in a democracy their opinions cannot be suppressed.

Chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy, who spent two days at a resort at Madikeri, took part in a private function at Maddur in Mandya district on Sunday. He returned without showing interest in giving any response to the curious media persons present there, and by his conduct, expressed his intention to continue to keep distance from reporters.

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  • BH Balakrishna Pai, Mangaluru/Navimumbai

    Mon, May 13 2019

    It is curtains down for the congress-JDS unethical alliance government of Karnataka . No need to wait till 23.05.2019. It will collapse on its own internal contradictions .

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 13 2019

    :Intelligence Reports read by both parties before mud slinging...
    BJP....20
    Independent...1.
    Congress 5
    JD (S)...2
    So AJJa in Resort. CM becoming some sort .Congress resorting to all sorts of antics...
    Nonsense fellows...
    Coming together for resorting to sort it out in resorts.
    People have ousted you and you will be in 'tattered shorts' on May 23...

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Normally fight starts within the group of thieves while sharing. Same thing can be seen in this coalition government. They are fighting and people of Karnataka are losing. God only can save our country and democracy.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Actually full story will be known on 23rd May post 2 PM

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Mon, May 13 2019

    They already have internal survey reports, which will be almost matching actual results ....

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Mon, May 13 2019

    this is how Voters taken on ride..election finished voters fooled now back to fighting..when there is no mandate, Govt just formed on numbers this bound to have..Democracy has flaws we cant expect political parties will correct but sad part is SC also not doing much, infact they helped this Govt by just giving a day to Yeddi, while JDS+Congress took 3 months to form Govt officially & still not ready to accepy HDK as CM!!...other day Mayawati fuming at Congress, KCR knocking Stalin door but no answer, Mamata not giving appointment to KCR..CPIM fumes at Congress for fielding Rahul in wayanad...is this alliance, do we need this alliance at center...

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Political future looks bright for Kumaranna and to continue as CM and in return our own Dodda-Goudru(DG) is now entrusted PM maker role by Family for Rahul, incase NDA fall short of numbers, like happened in Karnataka assembly election. Challenging task for DG to handle/keep away PM aspirant Mamata, Maya, Naidu, KCR and our DG is good in that art. Siddu/Yeddy dream of Becoming CM will once again bite the dust. Sumakka as a MP will join Congress. Kumaranna may further demand Rajya Sabha seat to Nikhil....,Revanna too ask for Prajwal.
    Kumaranna and Rahul makes good match, whether Siddu likes or don't like, Yeddy to weep...This is the talk of Mandya, if Modi couldn't get the numbers...

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, May 13 2019

    MN
    It all depends on who gets more seats in LS. If NDA wins with comfortable majority all ur calculations o ly on paper. Both gowdas and siddu will bite the dust. This chorbandhan will apse like pack of cards. Let us wait till 24thMay when all.ost fi Al picture may arrive

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  • SB, Mlore

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Please don't blame BJP and Operation Kamala for the outcome .

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  • Mukesh Attavar, Mangalore

    Mon, May 13 2019

    When JDS is trying to give good governance why put spoke in the wheels. Siddu is praying that this coalition Govt falls. As it is, Siddu is been humiliated by the Cong leadership itself after been given the post of Mrs, HDK's peon by party president Raul Vinci Khan!

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Why not call off the alliance instead of these daily dramas. Politics is nothing but an abode of scoundrels and each one of these elected representatives is there only to amass wealth irrespective of party affiliations.

    The best option is for both these squabbling parties to call off the alliance and for the governor to dissolve the assembly and have governor's rule for the next 4 years, otherwise these scoundrels will sell themselves shamelessly to the highest bidder. Possibilities should also be studied to ban anyone who changes party affiliations and also his close family members from contesting elections for at least 15 years.
    Then all this nuisance will stop automatically.

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  • SM, Udupi

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Better to Dissolve Government... If there is no Unity... What's the Point of Forming Coalition Government... Siddaramiah Spoiled Entire Congress Party in Karnataka... Whereas, Gowdas Still Busy in Family Politics ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Can't you guys wait for 10 more days ...

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  • Ram, Kappu Mangalore

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Finally you seems to be worried and fear in your eyes .. Ha ha Ha

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Mon, May 13 2019

    Congress-JDS drama company opened shutter for 1st show of the day ....

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