Left Menu
Development News Edition

Things 'under control'; party MLAs not to be shifted, says Kumaraswamy

PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 16-01-2019 13:46 IST | Created: 16-01-2019 13:46 IST
Things 'under control'; party MLAs not to be shifted, says Kumaraswamy

Amid the political turmoil triggered by charges of horse trading flung at each other by the ruling coalition and the BJP, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Wednesday said things were "under control" and there was no reason for worry.

Ruling out any "operation" by the ruling alliance to poach the BJP MLAs, the Chief Minister said there was no necessity for it and that he was "relaxed."

"It is not necessary for me to carry out any operation (poaching), actually there is sufficient numbers with me.. Every thing is under control... don't worry," Kumaraswamy said.

He was responding to a query from reporters on whether BJP MLAs were camping at Gurgaon, fearing alleged poaching by the Congress-JDS coalition.

He also wanted BJP State President B S Yeddyurappa to explain whether his party MLAs have been shifted there to celebrate Sankranthi or for any other reason.

In a significant turn to the political war that erupted on Monday with both sides venting their fears of poaching, two MLAs, H Nagesh (Independent) and R Shankar (KPJP) Tuesday wrote to Governor Vajubhai Vala, conveying their decision to withdraw their support to the JD(S)-Congress government with immediate effect.

Clarifying that his party MLAs were not being shifted to any resort, as being speculated in the media, the Chief Minister said, "We are not going to shift anyone to any resort, there is no need for it."

"So I request media not to fool itself and the people of the state," he said.

However, it was not clear whether Congress would shift all its MLAs to a resort on Wednesday or not.

Reiterating that the five Congress MLAs, who are in Mumbai, allegedly under BJP's control, were in touch, Kumaraswamy said, "I have been saying for the past three days that they are in touch with me, I'm in know of all the developments."

"They may not be reachable to others, but they are reachable to me...," he said in response to a question whether the five MLAs were reachable.

Kumaraswamy also said he has explained the facts to the Congress leadership.

Hitting out at media over reports about instability of his dispensation, Kumaraswamy warned them of losing credibility.

"You people are going to ruin the credibility of Kannada news channels," he said.

"Do you know the situation better than me? Working as the Chief Minister won't I know what is happening.

"You are running episodes that are far from truth, in the days to come people of the state will decide on Kannada news channels," he added.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and CLP leader Siddaramaiah met Congress General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka K C Venugopal, who is in the city and held discussions.

After the meeting, Siddaramaiah told reporters that preparations for the coming Lok Sabha elections were underway.

Asked about MLAs staying in Mumbai, he said, ".. will talk to you in the evening."

In a tweet, Pradesh Congress Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao asserted that the Karnataka government was "safe and sound." Not even one Congress MLA was going to resign or join the BJP, he said.

"#KarnatakaGovernment is safe and sound. Plans to destabilise our govt using corrupt, unethical,unconstitutional means by @AmitShah @BSYBJP @BJP4India has come a cropper.

Time to end the Mafia raj of #ModiShah in this country," Rao said in the tweet.

"Let me assure the people of Karnataka.. not even one @INCIndia MLA is going to resign or join @BJP4India. Media, instead of questioning the stability of our govt, should be exposing the unholy methods of BJP.

Why is the media so silent on this issue, so soft on BJP??" he asked in another tweet.

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

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Public health care post-COVID 19 to go for revamping, not rebooting

Until now, the economies used to classify healthcare sector under social expenditure. However, the devastation caused by COVID 19 pandemic has upgraded public healthcare on topmost priority and core economic activity for controlling future ...

Coronavirus lockdowns to speed up long-pending revamping of supply chains

With millions of production lines impacted, business disruptions to some extent are unavoidable and the lessons learned from this turbulence will leave an everlasting impact on both global and local levels of supply chains....

COVID 19 to catalyze the redefinition of urban planning and sustainability

Until now the urban planning was focused on mitigation to natural disastrous, climate change, pollution, chronic illness and lifestyle diseases. However, the global pandemic of novel coronavirus is going to change the whole narrative of urb...

Ebola to COVID 19: Has Geopolitics prevailed over Professionalism in WHO

World Health Organization WHO is perceived as one of the most professional bodies of the United Nations. However, the role of WHO has come under question in handling outbreak two deadly diseases Ebola Viral Disease EVD and novel Coronaviru...

Videos

Latest News

BRIEF-Billionaire Investor Bill Ackman Says As At Saturday "We Are Unhedged, And We No Longer Own Any Insurance" - Tweet

BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR BILL ACKMAN SAYS AS AT SATURDAY WE ARE UNHEDGED, AND WE NO LONGER OWN ANY INSURANCE - TWEET BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR BILL ACKMAN SAYS WE STILL HAVE SOME CASH TO INVEST SO WE CAN BUY MORE IF STOCKS DECLINE FURTHER - TWEET ...

N.Korea fires unidentified projectile - Yonhap

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the ocean off its east coast, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff.North Korea has launched multiple short-range missiles as part of military dril...

Britain, U.S. working with Saudis to repatriate citizens

Saudi Arabian Airlines will begin exceptional commercial flights this week to bring British nationals and their families back to the United Kingdom, and similar flights are being arranged for U.S. citizens to return home, both countries sai...

Ravens add DE Wolfe on one-year deal

The Baltimore Ravens have reached a one-year, 3 million deal with defensive end Derek Wolfe, multiple outlets reported Saturday. The deal also includes 3 million in incentives, according to NFL Network.The move to add Wolfe to the defensive...

Give Feedback