Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today threatened to step down as he reacted furiously to questions on Congress lawmakers saying they considered former chief minister Siddaramaiah as their chief minister. He told reporters that Congress Lawmakers are crossing the line.
“I don’t want to stick on to the chair. Deputy Chief Minister (G. Parameshwara) and myself are trying to do a good job and are working together,” asserted Kumaraswamy. The CM defended the coalition government and said that it was formed to give good governance. The Chief Minister’s outburst follows days of turmoil within the ruling Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress alliance, which has repeatedly expressed the fear of their lawmakers crossing over to the BJP and the coalition collapsing just months before the national election due by May.