Rumours of an internal rift between the JSS-Congress alliance in Karnataka are being heard from quite a sometime. And now the fresh reports seem to be providing much substance to the rumours. According to the reports, during a party meeting, Karnataka CM, HD Kumaraswamy expressed his displeasure in working with Congress.
Kumaraswamy reportedly said that he is working like a clerk with heavy interference into the government functioning from Congress. The CM claimed that the Congress leaders were forcing him to do “things” which benefits them and added that he is “forced to listen to them”.
According to a report by News18, Kumaraswamy said he was working under a lot of pressure and alleged that Congress expect him to behave like a subordinate. He Reportedly also complained about the number of seats JDS won in last assembly elections in Karnataka.
This however was not the first occasion when Karnataka CM openly expressed grievances against alliance partners. Last year in July, Kumaraswamy broke down during a public meeting and said he was not a happy man.
Comparing himself to Lord Shiva, the CM had said that he is like the one who drank poison to save the world. The CM was also reportedly not happy about the number of seats his party had won in the state assembly elections. The Congress, however, denied any rift between the two coalition partners and clarified that “all is well”.
Speculations are rife within the politics circles that alliance government in Karnataka might fall anytime before or after the upcoming general elections.