BENGALURU: “I am very tough while taking decisions and very emotional when I am pained,” Chief Minister Kumaraswamy said on Tuesday. Speaking to media persons in New Delhi, the CM said “ This is my natural behaviour. I openly cry for the pains of the people. It is a natural process in me. It doesn’t have any “colour’. My conduct is as transparent as my tears.”
Reacting to being emotional at a programme at JD(S) office in Bengaluru recently, the CM said “I have shared my pain with my people. It is true that I shed tears. It is not necessary to give a different meaning to it”. Kumaraswamy said as Chief Minister he strived hard to waive off farmers loans. “I am taking good initiatives. Despite that people are not encouraging me. However, it is inappropriate to state that I have expressed my pain as I am unable to bear harassment of any party,” the CM added.
CM meets Gadkari in Delhi
Kumaraswamy is in New Delhi to meet Union minister to discuss projects in the state. On Tuesday, he called on Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and discussed National Highway projects in Karnataka. The CM said he will also meet Union Defence Minister Nirmala Seetaraman for seeking clearance from Defence Ministry for Bangalore Metro rail station works, the land for which comes under the defence ministry. On Wednesday, the CM convened a meeting in New Delhi with all Loksabha and Rajyasabha members from the state.