Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara declared on Friday that the Lok Sabha elections would not affect the coalition government in Karnataka and that Kumaraswamy would continue as the CM for a full five-year term
Bengaluru: Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said on Friday (May 24) that the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka would not topple after the majority gained by the BJP in the state. He also stated that chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s Cabinet members have continued with their commitment towards the coalition.
Speaking to reporters, Parameshwara said, “Yesterday’s mandate was for Lok Sabha and not for the Karnataka government. We discussed rumours being spread that the coalition is unstable. We won’t let BJP topple the coalition led by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy.”
The deputy chief minister also took to Twitter and said, "The Lok Sabha election verdict doesn’t affect our state government in any way. We have an elected majority, and all of us have reaffirmed our commitment to the coalition. Any attempts to destabilise the government will be futile.” Parameshwara claimed that Kumaraswamy would continue as the chief minister.
Parameshwara made these statements following reports on the impending collapse of the Karnataka government after the massive landslide win of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections.
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah also said that the state's coalition government would survive. He rubbished rumours about the current coalition in Karnataka being threatened and affirmed that the Parliamentary election results would not affect the coalition and that there are no doubts about the coalition surviving.
Minister for urban development and housing in Karnataka, UT Khader, as well as Bengaluru MP DK Suresh, said that Kumaraswamy would not be resigning and that the current government would complete its five-year term.
On May 23, after winning 25 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa had said that he would not seek Kumaraswamy's resignation, but would let Congress and the JD(S) to decide their next course of action.
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Last Updated 24, May 2019, 7:35 PM