Kumaraswamy worried over Congress leaders fighting in Karnataka
With governance at almost a standstill in Karnataka due to the dissidence in the Congress camp, a frustrated Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to intervene and put his party house in order.
Disgruntled Congress legislators have become a major embarrassment for Kumaraswamy as he is trying to grapple with governance. Congress leaders continue to fight over Cabinet berths. HDK has now asked Rahul Gandhi to step in and quell the rebellion in his party.
Rahul should listen to this and take immediate steps to show his partymen in Karnataka their place. Otherwise, the electorate would throw the Congress and the JD(S) out very soon. Karnataka and Bengaluru have many issues that need urgent attention.
Kumaraswamy, who was in Delhi to attend the Niti Ayog meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stayed back to meet Rahul Gandhi and discuss the current political situation in the state with him.
He reportedly told Rahul that the coalition government that came to power over a month ago was yet to get to work due to an open rebellion by a section of legislators demanding Cabinet berths. Barring a couple of Ministers like deputy Chief Minister Dr G Parameshwar, who was in charge of Bengaluru Development, a majority are not working for the governance of Karnataka.
HDK said senior leaders like M.B. Patil, H.K. Patil, Satish Jarkiholi, and Dr Sudhakar were openly rebelling, putting the coalition government in an awkward position.