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No need support from the Congress or the BJP for Assembly elections: Kumaraswamy

12:16 PM, Monday, June 19th, 2017
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jds kumarswamy Mangaluru : Janatha Dal (Secular) state president H D Kumaraswamy said there is no question of partnering with the BJP or the Congress either before or after Assembly elections.

Addressing reporters in Mangaluru on Sunday, he said the JD(S) is not in need of support from the Congress or the BJP, but they do.

Referring to the recent no-confidence motion passed by the Congress against Legislative Council Chairman D H Shankaramurthy, he said the Congress did not ask for the support of JD(S) in the beginning stage. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wanted Shankaramurthy to step down from the post of the Chairman of Legislative Council. The Congress had thought they would pass the non-confidence motion with the support of their independent MLAs. But their plan turned upside down, Kumaraswamy said.

He said that may be Yeddyurappa also didn’t want Shankaramurthy to continue as the Chairman of the Council and that was why he did not seek the JD(S)’ support. “We do not need to learn a lesson of secularism from Siddaramaiah. He is always involved in caste-based politics which is evident in his decisions.”

jds kumarswamy Kumaraswamy pointed out that Congress did not have a majority in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP). It has been running the administration with the help of JD(S) now, he said.

He meanwhile condemned the assault by a Congress MLA on corporation member from JD(S) in Bengaluru.

The JD(S) MLAs too are being insulted by the Congress-led state government. The rights of Chikkamagaluru MLA has been curtained in the Bagair Hukum Committee.

Opposing the harassment by a group on a family belonging to minority in Kalladka, he said both the Congress and the BJP have been playing games in Kalladka, only to disturb the communal harmony.

Leaders Amarnath Shetty, Farooq and Akshith Suvarna were present during the press meet.

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