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BJP takes jibe on Kumaraswamy’s 'swallowed poison of coalition' comment, says party isn’t forcing him to do the same

Kumaraswamy on Saturday broke down and said that he has "swallowed" the poison of his party's coalition like Lord Vishakantha.  

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 15, 2018 16:42 IST ]

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy 

Commenting on Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy emotional break down on Saturday, veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said simply expressing won't give a good message to people who supported secular parties in the state.

“You've to face problems. Simply expressing won't give good message to people who supported secular parties. Kumaraswamy should be courageous to face such circumstances,” news agency ANI quoted Kharge as saying on Sunday. 

Kumaraswamy on Saturday broke down and said that he has "swallowed" the poison of his party's coalition like Lord Vishakantha.

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Giving clear signals that all is not well within the JD-Congress coalition in the state, Kumaraswamy said that he wasn't happy. 

“You are standing with bouquets to wish me as one of your brothers became the CM. You all are happy, but I'm not," the chief minister said at an event in Bengaluru.

"I know the pain of coalition government. I became Vishkanth and swallowed the poison of this government,” he added.

Despite disagreements over the portfolio and other issues between JDS and Congress, both the parties have on many occasions tried putting up a brave face, but this time the chief minister let it all out.

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Taking a jibe, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweeted, "Hope Rahul Gandhi doesn’t tweet that there is “भय का महोल” under BJP rule & we are forcing Mr Kumarswami to swallow the “Poison” of power. I don’t understand why these politicians are forced to consume poison of power..remember one night Sonia ji too in tears said Power is Poison!"

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