Prime News, State (Bengaluru), March 25:- In a not-so-subtle rebuke to Congress over the seat-sharing arrangement in Karnataka for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Sunday that he and his party workers won’t create impediments even if Congress does.
JDS and Congress are in alliance in Karnataka for the upcoming election but have reportedly had differences galore over which party will contest from where. And Kumaraswamy clearly is unimpressed with the rather uneasy political friendship. “Few people in Congress tried to create speed breakers for my candidates. I won’t let JDS workers do the same,” he was quoted as saying in Mandya. “Country is important for me. No matter how much they backstab my candidates, JDS workers and I won’t do the same.”
Kumaraswamy had previously said that he won’t be pleading for seats to contest from and had also said that some of the Congress leaders are opposed to his son – Nikhil Kumaraswamy – contesting as a coalition candidate from Mandya.
Tumkur too has emerged as a point of friction with reports that not everyone within Congress is fine with the party giving up the seat for JDS despite having a sitting MP there.
Meanwhile, JDS is learnt to have given up the key constituency of Bengaluru North to Congress in a bid to calm frayed nerves. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).