Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is on village stay (Grama Vastavya) in Raichur district in the state on Wednesday (June 26), was stopped by a group of protestors and raised slogans against him.

Reacting to the protestors' comments, Kumaraswamy said, "You vote for Narendra Modi and ask us to solve your problems?" He also warned the protestors of ordering lathicharge against them.

Karnataka BJP condemned Kumaraswamy's behaviour and said that their party would not tolerate the chief minister’s insensitive response while the people had come to explain to the chief minister about the problems they faced.

In a press release, Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa condemned Kumaraswamy's behaviour.

The BJP claimed that Kumaraswamy losing his cool and also warning the protestors about lathicharge brings dishonour to the chief minister’s post.

The BJP further said that Kumaraswamy could not continue village stay while he is against people. He also said that Kumaraswamy is against the people of north Karnataka as they refused to vote for Congress.

Congress spokesperson Brijesh Kalappa sided with Kumaraswamy and said, "Kumaraswamy is a person who is a little emotional by nature, and he wears his emotions on his sleeve. This issue with his is not just now but was seen during his first term serving as a chief minister. The BJP is trying to destabilise his village visits. They are making sure of putting Kumaraswamy in an awkward position."

However, as Kumaraswamy was informed about the situation going out of control, he promised one of the protesting leaders that he would call for a meeting and try to find a solution to it in a week’s time.