A statement by former chief minister Siddaramaiah about the present coalition government of Congress and JD(S) has come as a worry to chief minister H D Kumaraswamy who is already facing issues in running the present government.
In a video that has gone viral, Siddaramaiah who is undergoing two-week treatment at SDM Yoga and Nature Cure Hospital in Shantivana in Ujire near Dharmasthala is seen discussing the Karnataka politics and upcoming Lok Sabha elections. In the video, Siddaramaiah, while answering to a person who is in conversation, says that the validity of the present coalition government is till Lok Sabha elections.
When the person says that it is difficult for the coalition government to last for 5 years, Siddaramaiah also agrees and says, “Yes it is difficult. Let us wait and watch till Lok Sabha elections. If opposition parties join hands Modi will not come back to power.”
In the video, the person raises several doubts about the fate of present coalition government. Siddaramaiah, however, is seen only answering to what the person in conversation asks. However, he did not say anything directly about the present coalition government and its future.
Meanwhile, Dr. G Parameshwara while reacting to the statement said that the present government will complete five years. “As a KPCC chief, I can say that we will complete five years. We cannot expect what will happen in the future,”
Meanwhile, MLC Ivan D’Souza too reacting to the controversy said that Siddaramaiah was only answering to the person who was in conversation with. “The coalition government will complete five years,” he said.