Deve Gowda targets Siddaramaiah again over collapse of coalition govt


Team Udayavani, Aug 23, 2019, 11:34 AM IST

Bengaluru: JDS patriarch H D Deve Gowda has indicated the Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka collapsed because the national party’s high command decided to make his son H D Kumaraswamy the chief minister without consulting its leader Siddaramaiah.

Continuing to target Siddaramaiah, the former prime minister termed the Congress high command decision ‘wrong’, a day after he had alleged that a few Congress friends wanted to unseat the coalition government as they could not see Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister.

“I have clearly said that without taking Siddaramaiah, who was Chief Minister for five years, into confidence Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi all of a sudden came and said Kumaraswamy is the next Chief Minister, it was their wrong decision,” Gowda told reporters here on Thursday.

He was referring to his interview to a newspaper in which he had held Siddaramiah responsible for the collapse of the government last month, but in remarks made on Wednesday did not name Siddaramaiah.

The coalition government collapsed on July 22 after the confidence motion moved by the then Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was defeated in the Assembly, bringing to an end his 14-month long turbulent tenure marked by dissidence within the Congress.

Raising a banner of rebellion, sixteen MLAs (13 from the Congress and 3 JDS) had resigned as legislators which culminated in the fall of the coalition government.

Siddaramaiah had come under criticism after the government collapsed as most of the rebel Congress MLAs, including S T Somashekar, Byrati Basavaraj, MTB Nagaraj, Munirathna and K Sudhakar, were considered his loyalists.

However, rubbishing claims that he instigated those MLAs to resign and destabilise the government, Siddaramaiah had called the allegation as false made with mala fide intention.

“Rebel MLAs are trying to shift the blame on me after widespread public backlash against them for betraying & back-stabbing both the electorate & the party. Everything will be clear when the dust settles but by then they would have bitten the dust,” he had tweeted.

 

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Bengaluru: 3 JMB operatives sentenced to 7-year imprisonment in two terror-related cases

22-year old woman raped by bike taxi driver and his friend in Bengaluru

Number of Christians falls as Muslims, Hindus rise in England

Kishkinda: Banners, poster on banning non-Hindu traders displayed at Anjanadri Hills removed

Former Bengal minister Manab Mukherjee dies

UNDP official Usha Rao-Monari to visit India

Sooda: Annual feast held at Sooda Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple


Related Articles More

Bengaluru: 3 JMB operatives sentenced to 7-year imprisonment in two terror-related cases

22-year old woman raped by bike taxi driver and his friend in Bengaluru

Kishkinda: Banners, poster on banning non-Hindu traders displayed at Anjanadri Hills removed

Sooda: Annual feast held at Sooda Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s biopic on the cards?

MUST WATCH

Deepotsava at Shri Durga Adishakti temple

Girija Surgicals nebulizer vedio

KL Rahul Visit Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

Police commissioner N.Shahsikumar statement about viral video

CCTV Footage about mangaluru incident


Latest Additions

Bengaluru: 3 JMB operatives sentenced to 7-year imprisonment in two terror-related cases

22-year old woman raped by bike taxi driver and his friend in Bengaluru

Number of Christians falls as Muslims, Hindus rise in England

Kishkinda: Banners, poster on banning non-Hindu traders displayed at Anjanadri Hills removed

Gujarat polls: BJP’s attack on Patkar attempt to paint Congress against state’s interests

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.