Bengaluru: On Wednesday (June 26) Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy was in Raichuru as part of the grama vastavya or village stay. There, he stumped those people who had come to seek his help, with his open intimidation and threat: “You vote for Modi and come to me with your problems. Should I get you lathicharged?”

Of course, his statements stumped everyone, but a closer look at his mannerisms over the years easily tells us that he is not just temperamental and idiosyncratic, but incorrigible as well. Here, we present an inventory on how he has let his tongue loose.

Case 1:

March 19, 2019

Venue: Udupi

“These people are not intelligent. They vote only for BJP.”

(Occasion: He hit out at Udupi voters for choosing the BJP)

Case 2

November 19, 2018

Venue: Belagavi

“Where were you all these days? Where were you sleeping?”

(Occasion: When a lady farmer approached him for help over closure of sugar factories, the chief minister took a jibe at her character. His reference was that she had kept quiet all the time before he came to power.)

Case 3

December 24, 2018

Venue: Vijayapura

“Shoot them dead.”

(Occasion: JD(S) workers had been hacked to death in Mandya, the chief minister openly ordered the police to shoot them (killers) dead disdainfully. He was caught ordering so on his mobile phone.)

Case 4

April 8, 2019

Venue: Bengaluru

“Don’t spoil the nation by chanting Modi, Modi”

(Occasion: As Kumaraswamy approached a crowd of youngsters, they began chanting the name of Modi. Irritated, he turned irate and gave them this piece of advice.)

Case 5

April 9, 2018

Venue: Belagavi

“Had I not helped her out, she would have resorted to prostitution.”

(Occasion: He was referring to the deplorable condition of the wife of Kallappa Handibag, the DySP of Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka, who had committed suicide.)