Channapatna (Karnataka): JD-S leader H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday attacked Congress leader Siddaramaiah for some of his comments and said he was not a ‘parrot’ domesticated by Sidaramaiah.
The comments came in the wake of a tweet by Siddaramaiah against Kumaraswamy. (Secular), “Yes Mr H D Kumaraswamy, it is true that the parrots which I believed in are haunted. It is my whole fault that even after four decades of political companionship, we made a coalition with vultures. Doesn’t it bite @INC?,” Siddaramaiah said.
Speaking to media persons in Channapatna, Kumaraswamy stated, “I am not a parrot domesticated by Siddaramaiah. There are several like him who prospered under H D Deve Gowda. I became CM due to blessings from the Congress high command.”
Kumaraswamy further accused Siddaramaiah of not listening to the directives of Congress high command resulting in the collapse of Congress-JDS coalition.
“He (Siddaramaiah) didn’t listen to the Congress high command when they gave certain directives and that is why the govt didn’t last. After leaving Congress, setting up a regional entity is something that I did, does Siddaramaiah have guts to do anything for regional pride?”, he added.