Less than a month after the coalition Congress-JDS government in Karnataka collapsed, former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that he would teach PM Modi how to govern if people of the state elect him with a majority in the future elections.
In a video tweeted by veteran journalist Vishweshwar Bhat, former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy can be heard asking people to give him a majority in the elections so that he can reform the state. He further claims that he would teach Prime Minister Narendra Modi how to govern if people of Karnataka gives him a clear majority.
“ನನಗೆ ಒಂದ್ಸಲ ಕ್ಲಿಯರ್ ಮೆಜಾರಿಟಿ ಕೊಟ್ರೆ, ಹೇಗೆ ಆಡಳಿತ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಅಂತ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿಗೂ ಪಾಠ ಮಾಡ್ತೇನೆ”
— Vishweshwar Bhat (@VishweshwarBhat) August 25, 2019
“Give me majority, I will show to reforms in the state. This is a challenge to me. Modi runs the government by only making promises. If I get a clear majority, I will also reach Modi how to govern,” said HD Kumaraswamy.
Interestingly, Janata Dal party and HD Kumaraswamy never accepts their inability to secure a majority in the legislative elections but rather blame the voters for not giving them a majority in the elections. In the last 2018 state elections, Janata Dal-Secular had only managed to win 38 out of the 224 seats. Kumaraswamy had become CM only with the support of the Congress party, which had won more seats in the elections.
After getting conned by the Congress party, JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy seems to be still nurturing his dream of returning back to power in the state of Karnataka. With a limited presence in the state, particularly to some districts in Old-Mysore region, the former Prime Minister HD Devegowda led JDS is fighting for its relevance in the state politics.