The JD(S) today downplayed Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s remarks indicating rift in the coalition with Congress as an “emotional outburst” and said the alliance was intact and running smooth.
Too much should not be read into it, said party secretary general and spokesperson Danish Ali, adding, the coalition will complete its full five-year term.
On Saturday, while addressing a function held by the JD(S) workers to felicitate him in Bengaluru, Kumaraswamy has said he was “not happy” in his top post and was swallowing the pain like “Vishakantha (Lord Shiva), who drank poison.
There is no point in honouring him as the party failed to clear majority in the Assembly polls, he added.
Ali told media that Kumaraswamy was working hard to meet people’s expectations in the state, including farmers for whom he announced a loan waiver of Rs. 34,000 crore.
He further alleged BJP was trying to mislead people by flouting false rumours on the coalition.
JDS won only 37 seats in the 224-member House and allied with Congress that won 80 constituencies. BJP the single largest party won 104 and BSP one.