Karnataka : Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Congress Lok Sabha member SP Muddahanumegowda for “unnecessarily” creating disturbance in the state ahead of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking to ANI, Kumaraswamy said: “We all are fighting unitedly but a few people are unnecessarily creating a disturbance for their personal gains.” “It is Congress’ responsibility to sort out its own issues,” he said.
On March 23, JDS confirmed that former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda will contest from Tumkur, one of eight Lok Sabha seats conceded to JDS as a part of the seat-sharing arrangement with the Congress in Karnataka.
His comments come a day after SP Muddahanumegowda filed his nomination as the Congress candidate from Tumkur seat. His move has jolted Congress-JDS coalition in Karnataka.
On March 19, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy said the Congress and JDS will be fighting together in the impending Lok Sabha elections, in order to prevent the BJP from making strides in the state.
Karnataka will go to polls during the second and third phases of Lok Sabha polling on April 18 and April 23, respectively. Results will be announced on May 23.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 17 seats in Karnataka while the Congress bagged nine seats and JDS got two seats.