Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, on Monday, threatened “to step down” if Congress party failed to control its MLAs.
The statement came after Congress’ C Puttaranga Shetty, a minister in the state government, said that for him, Siddaramaiah was still the chief minister.
"Congress leaders have to watch all that issues, I'm not the concerned person for it. If they want to continue with the same thing, I am ready to step down. They are crossing the line. Congress leaders must control their MLAs," ANI quoted Kumaraswamy as saying when asked that Congress MLAs are saying that Siddaramaiah is their CM.
However, commenting on the matter Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara said, “Siddaramaiah has been best CM. He is our CLP leader. For the MLA, he (Siddaramaiah) is the CM. He has expressed his opinion. What is wrong in that? We are all happy with him (Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy).”
Meanwhile, lashing out at media, former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah said, "You (media) are the people who create trouble. You ask one person, then second person and then third person. There is no trouble, I will speak to HD Kumaraswamy."
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