JD(S) responsible for BJP's growth in K'taka: Siddaramaiah lashes out at Gowda and HDK
Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly, Siddaramaiah on Friday blamed former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his son HD Kumaraswamy for toppling the coalition government. In a lengthy diatribe against his (once) political rival, Siddaramaiah said, “I am not someone who will stoop to the level of toppling a government in which my party was a member. That kind of politics is the birth right of Deve Gowda and his sons (Kumaraswamy and HD Revanna). Deve Gowda is an expert in toppling governments."
The statement was in response to Deve Gowda’s recent outburst that Siddaramaiah could not stand to see Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister and thereby plotted the downfall of the coalition government.
Siddaramaiah also accused Kumaraswamy and Deve Gowda of allowing the BJP to grow in Karnataka. He also accused the father-son duo of creating unrest among MLAs by not catering to developmental works and thereby forcing them to rebel.