A day after Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy criticized a group of protesters in Raichur for voting to Modi and seeking his government’s favour, Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah repeated the criticism on the people who supported the BJP after taking all facilities from the coalition government.
He said the coalition government was doing a good job and delivering the goods and in the state and it was not Modi.
“We are providing you free Rice, Cloth, Milk, School Books, but why you are voting in favour of BJP in the election,” the former Chief Minister directly questioned the people at a function held in Alur S K Village near here on Thursday.
His outburst comes close on the heels of Kumaraswamy virtually shouting at agitators in Raichur saying “you want me to solve your problems but you cast your vote to Modi in the election”.
BJP had swept the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka bagging 25 out of 28 seats another candidate supported by it winning in Mandya. While Congress won in Bengaluru Rural Janata Dal won the lone seat in Hassan.
Siddaramaiah said, “You want us to work for your welfare but you vote for BJP. I don’t know the reason because in Congress-JDS coalition government we is trying our best to meet your demands.”
Earlier speaking to newsmen at the Airport, he said the coalition government Coordination Committee Chairman Siddaramaiah said that “in a coalition set up it is common that there will be small differences. But predicting a mid-term poll is not correct and this government will complete its full term.”
He declined to comment on the outburst by Kumaraswamy against the protesters in Raichur yesterday but said, “I don’t know the details, I don’t know on what circumstances he spoke like that. Will comment after getting details.”
On JD(S) leader Basavaraj Horatti predicting mid-term poll in the State, earlier, Siddaramaiah said “According to me there is no possibility of mid-term poll in Karnataka and I don’t know how Horatti predicted such happening.”
To another question the Congress leader said the question on pre-poll alliance with JD(S) in Karnataka that led to the party’s debacle was not correct. ‘’We are studying the reasons for the party’s poor performance and the KPCC, which was dissolved will be revamped shortly and it will strengthened right from Block level.”