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Nobody can touch me at least till 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy

However, Kumaraswamy asserted that he would not remain silent during the period that he has got and would focus on taking decisions for the benefit of the state.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 15, 2018 20:35 IST ]

HD Kumaraswamy- File photo

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday said that no one can ‘touch’ him at least till next year’s Lok Sabha polls.

However, Kumaraswamy asserted that he would not remain silent during the period that he has got and would focus on taking decisions for the benefit of the state. 

 
“This coalition government will function with stability.  I know, no one can touch me for one year. I will be there at least for one year, until the Lok Sabha election is over.  Until then, no one can do anything to me,” Kumaraswamy said while addressing an event in Bengaluru.

Kumaraswamy made it clear that he would not waste his time and immerse himself in work as it was important that the state progresses in all spheres. 

“So in the opportunity that I have got, rather than going into what others have done, what I have done will be my message. in doing this, the environment is also in my favour (with good rains),” he added. 

Talking about his commitment to farm loan waiver, Kumaraswamy said he would “not escape” from his commitment. 
 
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister had reiterated that he was committed to waiving farm loans and would announce it shortly.  

“Dear farmers, Let there be no confusion on farm loan waiver. I am fully committed to the loan waiver. I want to ensure it is done scientifically benefiting maximum number of farmers. I am working on the the modalities and will announce it shortly,” Kumaraswamy said in a tweet. 

On May 30, as opposition and farmers’ bodies stepped up pressure on him to fulfil his pre-poll promise, he had said that the government would arrive at a decision to implement a two-phase scheme for farm loan waiver within 15 days.  

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