JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday indirectly accused former chief minister Siddaramaiah of “disturbing” his party leaders and trying to “hijack” them.
Former CM HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday suggested that the Basavaraj Bommai-led BJP government seek expert help in investigating the Bitcoin scam, and put an end to all confusions.
“The fate of all big scams is the same with only accused with smaller profiles getting the punishment and the bigwigs managing to escape.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi might himself know about it, and has hence taken it seriously,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the party’s Janata Parva 1.0 workshop on Thursday.
The JDS leadership, which is battling attrition in its ranks, on Monday sought to send out a strong message by introducing a new face for the Gubbi Assembly constituency ahead of the 2023 polls.
Hitting out at Siddaramaiah for calling JDS a family party, HD Kumaraswamy asked why the former brought his younger son, who was a doctor, into politics and made him contest from Varuna.
Kumaraswamy’s statement comes at a time when murmurs are rife that Congress MLC CM Ibrahim has sent feelers among his community members about him joining the JDS.
“Except meeting him during my birthday celebrations on February 27, 2020, I have not met Siddaramaiah. There is no need for me to meet him.
“He has no gratitude to the party that groomed him as a leader. Me or Deve Gowda never betrayed Siddaramaiah, but he wanted to finish us off politically.
HD Kumaraswamy, referring to a book on Oct 5, had alleged that the RSS, as part of its 'hidden agenda', has created a team of bureaucrats in this country, who are now placed at various institutions.
Referring to a book he was reading about RSS, Kumaraswamy alleged that RSS, as part of its hidden agenda, has created a team of bureaucrats in this country, who are now placed at various institutions.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had recently informed the Legislative Council that Rs 20,060 crore was spent on the development and maintenance of Bengaluru roads, including filling of potholes.
Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah and KPCC president DK Shivakumar will fall apart in their race for the chief minister’s post before the Assembly polls, Minister KS Eshwarappa said.
While wishing Mamata Banerjee in a series of tweets, HD Kumaraswamy, the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, also hit out at BJP for fielding a candidate against Banerjee.
“Who are they they to dictate us? We are free to decide our candidates,” Kumaraswamy said responding to allegations by Congress.