He asked the former Congress president to elaborate to regional parties about ideological commitment, while saying that the national party has no presence in most parts of the country.
Hitting out at those accusing JD(S) of "family politics", he claimed that his father H D Deve Gowda have taken several "risks" for the survival of the regional party.
Former Karnataka chief ministers Siddaramaiah and H D Kumaraswamy joined the debate and insisted that Hindi is like any other language in India and not the national language.
The former Karnataka Chief Minister asserted that his party would contest independently in the Assembly and has set a target of winning at least 123 seats in the 225-member Assembly.
Kumaraswamy told reporters that PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been on good terms and have spoken with each other only three months back.
Congress's troubleshooter and Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar reached the residence of Housing Minister M T B Nagaraj at about 5 AM and camped there for almost four-and-a-half hours.
Commotion prevailed at Freedom Park on Tuesday evening when contractual employees of the health department refused to vacate the premises unless they got a proper solution for their demands.
The budget doles out schemes after schemes for districts of South Karnataka including Bengaluru but leaves North Karnataka.
The budget proposes a hike in power tax from 6% to 9%. Petrol prices will increase by Rs 1.14 and diesel by Rs 1.12 per litre. H D Kumaraswamy announced farm loan waivers up to Rs 2 lakh too.
Kumaraswamy gives Karnataka Higher Education portfolio to 'class 8 pass' minister, sees nothing wrong
Kumaraswamy, who holds a BSc degree, was asked about JD(S) minister G T Devegowda reportedly being upset at being given the higher education portfolio.
As dissidence within the party snowballed into a major crisis, JD(S) leader and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had to step in to take up the issue with the Congress high command.
JD(S) candidate, G H Ramachandra, who was expected to give a tough fight to Munirathna came third with 60,360 votes.
Ex-minister Suresh Kumar to take on JD(S)-Congress' Ramesh Kumar; numbers with coalition.
Says longevity of JD(S)-Congress alliance depends on cooperation of grand old party.
To give direct access to people to meet him, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is set to start his Janata Darshan at the Chief Minister’s home office “Krishna”, on Kumara Krupa Road, here.