Prime News, Karnataka, National, Bengaluru, October 24:- H D Kumaraswamy Tuesday asserted that the opportunity to occupy the post of Chief Minister was “godsend” for him and he was not bothered how long he would occupy the chair.
Kumaraswamy, who is heading the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government and facing frequent pinpricks from some sections of the coalition partner, said both parties had come together to save the state and not for any vested interests.
He also said the Narendra Modi “trend” witnessed in 2014 general election no more existed, as reflected in the results of several by-polls across the country.
“Karnataka has provided a new platform for the 2019 Parliamentary elections and a new political change will take place from here,” he said.
Kumaraswamy claimed the results of the November 3 by-polls in three Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies in Karnataka would impact the poll outcome in the five states where Assembly polls are to be held.
“Karnataka will send across a message to the nation for the 2019 elections. There is a new thinking process going on in the country and Karnataka offers the platform for it,” he said.
Responding to a query, he said, “I am not bothered how long I am here in this post. I believe I am here for five years. God gave me this opportunity, which I have to use for the benefit of people,” he said at a meet-the-press programme organised by Press Club of Bangalore and Bangalore Reporters’ Guild.
The JD(S) and the Congress had entered into a post-poll alliance after the May Assembly polls yielded a hung verdict with the BJP emerging as the single largest party but failing to muster the numbers to form a government.
“We did not form the government to advance our vested interests. It is a government to save the state and its people. It is not a government to protect Siddaramaiah or Kumaraswamy,” he said. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)