Prime News, National (Bengaluru), May 16:- Outgoing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday thanked the people of Karnataka for voting in favour of the Congress. He also exuded confidence that Congress will be able to form a government in the state. “I thank you for your verdict. It has been an honour to serve you as Chief Minister for the past 5 years. I am confident the Congress Party & the new Government we form, will continue to work for the best interests of our state & our people,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Siddaramaiah had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of encouraging horse-trading to bring the BJP to power in the state. He also asserted that Governor Vajubhai Vala had to invite the Janata Dal (S)-Congress combine to form a government as it enjoyed the support of 117 MLAs. “The Governor has to give an opportunity to us. Narendra Modi is encouraging horse-trading,” he said.
Amid reports of dissent among Congress MLAs over support to the JD(S), Siddaramaiah assured that the party stands united. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).