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JD(S) Karna chief flays Siddaramaiah for not bringing out CMP

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The within the

ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition continued with JD(S) A H yet again attacking over the latter's "failure" to bring out a common minimum programme even after a year of the government coming to power.

also highlighted his own absence and that of state in the ruling coordination committee headed by

In a pointer that relations between the and (Secular) were still rocky with some leaders of both the parties engaging in duels, the JD(S) asserted Karnataka H D Kumaraswamy has the capability to "tolerate the torture".

"What I have been insisting on is that being the of the coalition government should coordinate between the two parties and more importantly, he should draw the Common Minimum Programme (CMP).

"We have not yet been able to lay down how the coalition government should function," told reporters in Kolar.

He said drawing up the was the job of state chiefs of and JD(S) who were ironically not present in the coordination committee.

When asked why he targeted Siddaramaiah time and again, Vishwanath retorted, "Is the coordination committee a personal thing?... the coordination committee has the responsibility to coordinate between the two parties to give good governance through programmes and policies. I am only talking about it."


The JD(S) Wednesday backed Congress MLA Roshan Baig, who recently called AICC

K C Venugopal a "buffoon".

Baig had also slammed Siddaramaiah for "dividing" Hindu society by attempting to give a separate religion tag to Lingayat community and "abusing" the Vokkaligas during his tenure in the top post.

While admitting that he did support Baig, Vishwanath clarified that he did not always criticise former Siddaramaiah.

"As the JD(S) state president, I am only reminding the government about its duties within my limits. Other than this, I do not have anything personal against Siddaramaiah," he said.

With the growing clamour within a section of Congress

for Siddaramaiah to become the once again, Vishwanath had hit out at the (CLP) leader, raising questions about the former's performance in the previous government, and had termed the demand as "chamchagiri" (flattery).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 17:41 IST
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